Eighteenth Century Paint Decorated Desk on Frame, Original Blue Paint

New England

Eighteenth Century Paint Decorated Desk on Frame, Original Blue Paint

Schoolmaster or merchants’ desk of frame. The slant lid with applied molding and side battens is attached to the short shelf with galley with original butterfly hinges. The lid opens to reveal an interior with three cubbies and storage compartment. The writing case sits within a molded frame featuring a shaped front rail. The square legs with inside chamfer are pure Chippendale and are joined by a box stretcher. The [vinegar & Sponged technique] blue painted surface has oxidized to a lovely bluish-green; inside of legs were never varnished and remain a light blue.

Item Date: 1780-1800

Measurement: Height: 35", width: 26.75", depth: 20.25"

Item Condition: Very good original condition

Date Added: January 2, 2022

Price: $3,575

SKU 605-132

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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