MINIATURE CHIPPENDALE INLAID AND EBONIZED SLAT-FRONT DESK AND BOOKCASE WITH TWO INSET HEART SHAPED FRAKTURS, POSSIBLY SOUTHERN.
Sold: $33,600 ($28,000)
In two parts; the upper section with molded swan’s neck cresting above a pair of conforming long doors, each with an inlaid heart-shaped Fraktur watercolor of colored tulips, lilies and leaves with early German virtuous verses. The first, “Thus shall my faithful love be steady as a beaming flame” and the second, “Until we are separated by my departure from the world.” The lower section with a slant lid opening to an interior with drawers and shelves above a case of three long drawers on a molded base with ogee bracket feet. Height 29 ⅝ inches, width 13 ⅜ inches, depth 7 ⅞ inches.