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Gilt Bronze Mounted Parquetry Desk, Attributed to Donald Ross

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This beautiful parquetry desk, or writing table, is attributed to the famed Scottish cabinetmaker Donald Ross (1830-1916), one of the most prestigious names in 19th century Victorian furniture. Built from a variety of different woods and topped in green leather, the finely crafted desk is robust and practical, and could be placed in a traditional or contemporary study room. Ross's works are distinctive for the diamond-shaped 'trellis and dot' parquetry design he often used, and which adorns the present piece. Here the parquetry design is completed in satinwood and rosewood, and is used to decorate the top and sides, and the two frieze drawers which sit below the top. The tabletop is finished in green leather with gilt tooling, and is mounted around its edge with gilt bronze, with masque mounts at each corner. There is a further gilt bronze mount in between the two drawers, taking the form of a classical-style urn surrounded by scrolling flowers. The desk is set on four square shaped tapering legs, set on wheels. The gilt bronze wheel cases bear stamps for the metalworker reading 'JC'.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 19th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 29.93 in. x W 47.25 in. x D 27.17 in.H 76 cm x W 120 cm x D 69 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    15341
  • Reference Number
    LU956311376321
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