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Amanuense Secretary Desk by Adolfo Natalini for Mirabili Limited Edition 2/99


Limited edition release with metal tag indicating 2/99 "Part of a series of striking pieces designed by Adolfo Natalini, this secretary desk was entirely made in cherrywood with a dark finishing. The collapsible desk hides an ample shelved space, while the bottom consists of four storage or display areas resting on a plinth base. The uniqueness of this piece is in the two slender legs, which support the desk when opened, and connects with the rest of the structure with two exquisite bronze sculptures representing two hands holding on a stick." Comes with working lock and key. The current production version of this desk retails for $18,320. Hand sculptures reminiscent of the works of Andre Arbus. Desk measures 47" H x 33" W x 23" D. 31.5" Deep with drop front down. Drop front writing surface approx 30.5" H.


  • Condition
    Good. Sun fading to original finish at the front and rear. Minor dings to drop down surface..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 47 in. x W 33 in. x D 23 in.

    H 119.38 cm x W 83.82 cm x D 58.42 cm

  • Seller location
    Philadelphia, PA
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