Lot 497A: An ornate Japanese stained wooden desk of concave fronted form, the rear su

Nicholas Mellors Auctioneers

October 20, 2016
Newark, United Kingdom

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Description: An ornate Japanese stained wooden desk of concave fronted form, the rear super structure with pagoda tops carved stylised kylins above phoenix, interlaced woven panels with elephant and other masks to the angles, the recessed centre with pair of sliding panels relief carved with chrysanthemum blooms and branches on a textured ground with trees, bridge and buildings to the back, flanked by two relief carved cupboards of dragons and phoenix, drawers conforming, the writing surface with carved lip above a frieze centred on a stylised kylin flanked by massive pair of dragon supports with claw and ball feet, the back legs conforming, 134cm wide max., 144cm high; together with a matching desk chair (2), early 20th Century
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