A FINE GEORGE III MAHOGANY & EBONY INLAID CHIPPENDALE PERIOD PEDESTAL DESK

June 15 2009, 5:05pm

Of mahogany with gilt brass mounts. The rectangular top with tooled leather inset above a frieze fitted to the front and reverse with three drawers with gilt brass drop-handles, the frieze fully dummied to the sides, the top raised on two pedestals, each fitted with three graduating drawers with gilt brass handles, to the front a hinged flush paneled door to the reverse, each door opening to reveal an interior fitted with shaped folio divisions, the panels edged with ebony stringing, the sides similarly inlaid with two panels, each pedestal raised on a plinth base.