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Stow Davis Kidney Shaped Executive Desk

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Handsome late 1940's American Art Deco kidney shaped desk designed by Giacomo "Jack" Buzzita for Stow Davis' Executive collection. Beautifully refinished bleached walnut large kidney shaped top overhangs ovoid shaped satin finished dark walnut case of drawers with cast bronze pulls and a crescent moon shaped pedestal support, both on a shaped ebonized plinth. Case appears like four drawers but is actually three as the middle is double height and fitted for files. Organizer vide poche in top drawer along with metal label "Stow & Davis Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan". Crescent moon pedestal can be reversed if preferred so the cove faces inside (see last two detail images). Stylistically similar to designs of Gilbert Rohde. Depth of top from center is 39 inches. This particular desk is unusual insofar as all the others I've seen are oriented the other way so that the ovoid case is on the left side and the crescent pedestal is on the right while the kidney top is the mirrored direction, as shown in the original vintage ads.
  • Creator:
    Stow Davis (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 29 in (73.66 cm)Width: 69 in (175.26 cm)Depth: 43 in (109.22 cm)
  • Style:
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Bronze,Walnut,Bleached,Cast
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1948
  • Condition:
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Beautifully refinished. Clean inside and out. Ready to place.
  • Seller Location:
    Hanover, MA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU886637786132
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