18TH CENTURY ANTIQUE MASSACHUSETTS CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY SHELL CARVED KNEEHOLE DESK / BUREAU WITH CARVED BALL & CLAW FEET. Thank you for shopping with Bay Colony Antiques.
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With our highest compliments and utmost honors, Bay Colony Antiques is extreme proud to offer for sale this exceptional 18th century antique Chippendale Mahogany shell carved kneehole desk. The desk is crafted from old growth Caribbean Mahogany with a vibrant grain pattern and nice natural luster from the oil density of the wood. Aside from being a beautiful, imported wood that could be used to showcase your wealth, Mahogany is one of the most durable woods for cabinet making. The wood is extremely strong for its density and is resistant to atmospheric moisture and resistant to rotting & insect damage.
The desk possesses finely formed block fronts drawers with molded faces and they all retain their original brass pulls. The desk has an elongated upper drawer and 7 below for a total of 8 drawers.
The desk has 6 masterfully carved ball and claw legs with shell carvings at the knees and a full bodied shell carving on the center door. We found some old pencil script written on a drawer but were having some trouble reading it. Were only allowed to upload 12 pictures but if there are any additional photos you may require please feel free to send us a message. The desk has an overhung top that mirrors the form of the case, and the top and base molding enhance the congruity of the design.Chippendale kneehole desks are extremely desirable with only a handful surfacing each year. Weve seen a few sell recently all between 10-30 thousand dollars but none that weve liked as much as this one.
One of the other desks had a weak block front and another was riddled with repairs but most collectors are willing to overlook a few repairs after 200+ years. This desk has been meticulously cared for and is without a doubt one of the cleanest surviving examples with our only notes being an old refinishing & minimal surface wear. This Massachusetts form is one of the most desirable knee hole desks and examples can be found as early as 1750 and are still being created today.Weve seen Victorian reproductions that you would swear are 18th century and even the early 20th century work can look almost identical when all the work is done in the period manner to the same exact standards. Because of this, weve seen people (and museums) over-invest in great 20th century copies & on the flip side, let a tremendous deal on an 18th century piece pass them by.
We call these kneehole desks but they were really used as more of a bureau or dressing table. The bottom storage compartments were traditionally used for powdered wigs but are spacious enough for a multitude of uses today. The desk measures 38 1/2 wide x 23 deep x 32 3/4 tall. We are a wholly owned family business in our third decade of continuous operation.We have a large inventory of fine antiques ranging from Early American, Federal, Chippendale, Empire, Centennial, Victorian, 20th Century custom mahogany, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern antique furniture along with decorative arts from across the globe. All the items we offer to the general public are high quality estate pieces. We do not offer goods with significant flaws or defects.
We completely avoid items with issues. You can expect the items we sell to have reasonable wear and tear. Due to the large volume of goods we deal in we cannot describe items in minutia.We do our best to give you an accurate condition report in our description of the items. We have expert woodworkers and re-finishers on staff to service any piece of furniture we offer.
We represent all merchandise in absolute good faith and to the very best of our ability. If you would like to find out about any number of our services, including appraisals and restoration, please ask us about our website for more information.We deliver within a 250 mile range of zip code 01105 for a low cost flat rate. We specialize in New York City and Boston deliveries at extremely reasonable rates. We perform this service without the cost of labor as an appreciation for your patronage. This and our volume shippers discount creates a substantial lower cost for you. They are not furniture movers who bring the items into your home.
We can get you special services in certain cases, but you are responsible for telling us you require them and for the extra cost of these services, if you instruct our shippers to provide services beyond curbside deliveries. We are responsible for any additional services and charged for these services. Again the process is all designed to protect your investment and is an option offered for your protection. We dont like to send nice people off with things tied to roof racks.
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We have a zero tolerance policy for non-paying buyers. Any offer we accept is a binding sale and subject to the conditions herein. Massachusetts General Law applies to all sales. We accept all major credit cards and are delighted to answer any questions that you may have or provide services you may need. The item "18TH C ANTIQUE CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY SHELL CARVED KNEE HOLE DESK / DRESSING TABLE" is in sale since Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Dressers & Chests of Drawers". The seller is "baycolonyantiques" and is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.