Lot 781 (The Asian Works of Art Auction, 9th April 2021)
Sold for £4,000
Very good condition overall, with only light surface scratches in places and light fading in keeping with age. The top surface panel has a small stress crack, and there is a gap between that and the front panel. The drawer interior shows a gap between the drawer base and front. These and other details are shown in added images.
EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE HARDWOOD DAVENPORT DESK,
the superstructure fitted with four drawers and with a richly carved gallery and panel of fruiting vines and dragons, serpentine fronted and with a frieze drawer, with four drawers to one side and a cupboard door to the other, on supports modelled as coiled dragons, 72cm wide
Provenance: A Private Scottish Collection
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