5: French Satinwood Mechanical Roll Top Desk

French Satinwood Mechanical Roll Top Writing Desk, c.1880. Marble top with pierced decorated brass gallery over 3 drawers, has a mechanical cylinder roll top which opens when the lower drawer is pulled out and drop front panel with felt writing surface; interior has a long open compartment, grooved pen tray with glass inkwells at the ends over 3 drawers. Stands on turned, tapered and fluted legs and has gilt brass mounts and trim. Excellent condition, original finish, has key. 42.75 in. high x 36 in. wide x 20.25 in. deep.

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