Antique Writing Desk with Painted Scene
Country charm abounds in this sprightly writing desk dating from about 1880. Lavishly hand painted, it displays several pastoral landscapes surrounding a pair of lovers in the woods. Graceful curved legs with gilded bronze knees support the desktop, which opens to reveal a fabric writing surface, spacious upper shelf, and three drawers with hidden compartment below. The hidden compartment was most likely used to store the lady's sewing materials. Honeyed wood with brass, gently aged. Sorry, the lock no longer works, but gravity does!
26" W x 17.75" D x 36.25" H.