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Consigned Art Deco Carved Oak Pedestal Writing Desk w/ Leather Top

ART DECO CARVED OAK LEATHER TOP PEDESTAL DESKContinental, circa 1920-40Item # 902QLX02K An interesting and quality piece of craftsmanship from the early 20th century, the desk shows the distinct influence of the Art Deco movement in both form and embellishment. A beautifully patinated, worn and likely original leather top with tooled edges covers the top inset slightly into the oak; these worn leather tops bring an element of magic to an aged piece that is incredibly attractive. The solid golden oak throughout is carved with angular and nearly geometric stylized representations of florals and fauna, these on each of the four corners and with a pictorial scene on the right and left side and in all three panels of the back. The drawers on the left pedestal and in the apron are all nicely hand dovetailed with elaborate custom cast gilt bronze pulls of stylized grape leaves and vines. The right pedestal door opens to reveal a shelved interior. It is a wonderful piece that was crafted to last the test of time and remains practical and enjoyable functionally while being aesthetically most striking.Measurements: 30 1/8" H x 53 1/4" W x 31 3/8" D; large sliding surface is 15 1/8" W x 26 1/2" D; small sliding surface is 12 1/8" W x 17 1/8" DCondition Report:Missing one curved return inside kneehole area (the other has been removed but retained). Leather is stained with loss around edges; some "loose" areas of leather top where glue has loosened. No key and locks untested. Shrinkage creating gaps between panels of the back and one side.