A magnificent Japanese marquetry and parquetry cylinder desk


c. 1920




Height 68.00 inch. Width 59.00 inch. Depth 30.00 inch.

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The lowest section with four drawers on either side of the kneehole and side cupboards, the central section with the roll top opening to reveal a pull out writing slide, pigeon holes, small shelves and drawers, the upper section with an elaborate arrangement of further drawers, cupboards and pigeonholes, profusely decorated overall in a variety of exotic woods with stylised birds, butterflies and flowers all scattered over geometric grounds.

This desk was evidently created to showcase the extraordinary skills of the Japanese craftsmen to the European market. Unusually the parquetry also covers the reverse of the desk so it can be free standing. The detail and quality in th execution of the inlays is superb, especially the way the cabinet maker has even inlaid the knobs to correspond with the inlays I the main piece. Just amazing skill.

We have been working with the same trusted delivery team for over twenty five years. They are not only experienced specialists in packing and handling antiques and delicate items, but they are reliable, will liaise with you directly and will always go the extra mile to make sure that you have the best service.

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Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles has developed an extensive wealth of knowledge and is extremely passionate about the antique world so please feel free to contact us with any queries or questions.

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