Description: the late faux-marble wooden top above a conforming upper section with two doors, above a fall-front with fitted interior; below, a slide with games board, and two drawers
Dimensions: 232cm. high, 117cm. wide, 59.5 cm. deep; 7ft. 7in., 3ft. 10in. 1ft. 11½in.
Condition Report: In good conserved condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age and use. The lock to the upper section possibly replaced; the left door with a repair to a vertical shrinking crack. The writing compartment with a tooled leather writing surface, probably original and distressed. One small loss and unobtrusive repairs to the fall-front veneer. The games-board slide retaining an attractive colour, with sparse shrinking cracks. Minimal losses to the apron veneer. Both returns in very good condition with only minimal and occasional losses to the veneer. Some rubbing to the refreshed gilding of the bronze mounts; the right hand side handle on the upper drawer with a loose gilt-bronze plate. An imposing piece that is ready to be placed.
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Provenance: Karl Lagerfeld Collection;
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Christie’s Monaco, Collection Lagerfeld, 29 April 2000, lot 187.