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Lot 145: A carved hardwood pedestal desk, 19th/20th century
25 October 2016
Woollahra, AustraliaLive Auction
A carved hardwood pedestal desk, 19th/20th century
the wood with attractive grain and colour resembling huanghuali, the rectangular flush panelled top within a broad mitred frame, set at the front with three drawers, each carved with pairs of archaic style dragons in relief, the sides and back similarly carved with a frieze of rectangular recessed panels enclosing further dragons in relief, supported on side pedestals each with two similarly decorated drawers over an open compartment with slatted base, the outer sides carved in relief with a rectangular panel of a bat carrying a qing flanked by a pair of dragons, fitted with chased baitong scroll-shaped handles
84 cm high, 163 cm wide, 71 cm deep