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2606 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23517

Venetian inlaid wood "bureau de dame" sewing or writing desk, c.1830

Intricately inlaid wood desk with many compartments, dark pink velvet lining with an impression in each, and an interior mirror. Venetian, done in Certosina technique with several types of wood. The flat top of the desk folds down and has a Classic landscape on the top surrounded by walnut root veneer. Geometric design inlaid on most surfaces, including on the finials on harp shaped sides and foot rest. Some repair and restaining evident. Mirror has a large chip in the bottom right hand corner. Long crack horizontally across the bottom of the desk top, under the compartments and horizontally across the inside of the top lid. Measures 25 3/4 x 28 1/8 x 17 3/4. Italy, c.1830s.


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