An Italian Baroque Ebonized Rosewood Desk
Period: 19th Century
An exquisite North Italian Baroque style inlaid brass, mother-of-pearl, ivory and parcel ebonized rosewood desk. The raised superstructure with bowed ends each fitted with a drawer and shaped pierced uprights flanking two drawers and a central recess. The flat writing surface decorated with mythical figures and foliate tendrils.
Fitted with three drawers around a central frieze drawer and a recess fitted with a cupboard door between urn decorated pierced shaped uprights. Raised on faceted tapered legs joined by x-shaped stretchers on bun feet, Milan, third quarter 19th century