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40 Year Sale! Mid-1700s walnut Desk/Chest of Drawers now $2500


3/40!  Our first Melbourne sale was in 1979, so we are going to offer our customers 40 random objects at dramatically reduced prices: usually way below cost, in 2019. The drawback? No lay bys or storage on these items, I am afraid. Credit card, transfer or cash all equally acceptable. 

Baroque Walnut Bureau C1740 $8000 now $2500 (Its multiple Christmases!)

A very splendid baroque South German/ Northern Italian desk C 1740 which has finally returned from the restorers having its drawers made to glide smoothly again. I have met this piece of furniture several times over the last 25 years and have finally bought it! Neither Germany or Italy existed as nations when this desk was made in the region that includes the modern border, so it and similar furniture is called Northern Italian or Southern German, as the mood strikes one.

It was offered at Christies in October 2003 for $7000-$9000. We now offer it  for about that (without a buyers premium!) in 2011, AND fully restored (and with handles more like the original ones). Graham Cornall's stock long ago, it was offerred to me privately (I declined) before 2003. It apparently returned to Graham Cornall as it was part of his estate. We have since bought it and restored it, and here it is!

C/f lot 112 Bonhams Sydney June 26 & 29 June 2011 Sale for a similar. Pre-sale estimate of $6000 to $8000 plus buyer's premium.


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