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Important Paneled Block-Front Paduk Wood Fall-Front Desk, China
This desk is a tour de force and meant to last forever, circa 1730-1740. It retains its original 18th century bun feet and intricate hardware. All the sides are paneled and the interior is a fully developed amphitheater form, making it the most desirable of these early Queen Anne period desks. The form itself is related to one shown and discussed in The Decorative Arts of The China Trade, Carl L Crossman. Also of note are the backboards, which are not nailed is, as is commonly done, but paneled and fitted (see rear view below.) The style, however, relates to the Dutch design in this period and perhaps was constructed in one of the Dutch ports in the Southern Pacific rim from Hong Kong to the Dutch East Indies, where Colonial era shipping ports were located. Sometimes, this type of furniture is called “Indian Colonial” however, there is a paucity of research and few examples have survived. This example is in superb condition which we have waxed and polished. It is one of the finest works of its type with no alterations or repairs. Measures: Height 43 1/2 in, width 42 in, case width 36 in, depth 24 1/2 in.
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- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1730-1740
- Materials and TechniquesPadouk
- DimensionsH 43.5 in. x W 42 in. x D 24.5 in.H 110.49 cm x W 106.68 cm x D 62.23 cm
- Seller LocationProvidence, RI
- Seller Reference Numbersw01974
- Reference NumberLU90753406062
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