Antique Carved and Painted Drop-Front Desk (Piece made c. 1940-1950)
"Love this completely carved ornate desk". The most prominent feature is the two-tones stain on the carvings that heightens them beautifully and specifically made for export from China. More commonly you would find carvings in one hue. The exteriors have been carved from teak grade with lighter wood grade for the interior linings and if you observe closely, areas of the desk which surround the carved panels are stained deep black-brown and can be described as being 'ebonized' meaning that it was painted or stained this color to imitate ebony wood which, because of the density, is brutally hard to carve and very, very expensive. Ebony has been imitated at least since the 17th c., so ebonizing is a classic technique! (For Antique Lovers)
It has a hinged panel that drops down for ease of use as a writing surface. It has shelves and drawers for organizing documents, and storing writing implements and paper. When the panel is up, it conceals a network of small shelves. These small shelves have ample space and is a removable organizer for all of your bills, letters, and postage supplies. The front and sides are covered in ornate hand carved Chinese patterns that add depth and personality. The legs feature an exotic creature face. Centered and directed below the drop front are two small drawers and two big drawers that provide extra storage. This elaborate hand carved desk is sure to make your life more organized.
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First Item: $150.00
Additional Items: $25.00
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