Flint Mahogany Desk

Gorgeous fine quality Mahogany slant lid desk with Chippendale style ball and call cabriole legs.  A fancy brass railing decorates the top.  The marquetry inlaid lid features an array of silver, brass, wood and mother of pearl inlay.  I especially love the lion caricature faces on the top of each corner (see closeup photo).  There is a long drawer under the surface with a shell carving in the middle and additional carvings surrounding the brass pulls.  A smaller drawer is located underneath this on each side.  Heavy original fancy cast brass pulls are used to open the drawers.  A gadrooned edge decorates the bottom edge of the cabinet.  When open, the lid rests on two pullout supports.  The interior of the desk has six cubbies, five horizontal drawers with metal inlay and fancy brass ring pulls and two vertical drawers with with carved fronts.  The interiors of all the drawers are made of solid oak – a sign of superior quality.  The quality and style of this desk leads me to the attribution of George Flint, NYC.  I have had very similar secretaries in the past with the label of that exquisite craftsman!   Circa:   1900.   Dimensions:   42″ H   x   34″ W   x   18″D.   Condition:  Very good deep original patina.  The gallery and hardware has not been polished.  Minor normal wear consistent with the age.   Price:  $1450msl1 msl2 msl3 msl5 msl6 msl7 msl8