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This rolltop desk has a low sleek profile compared to the S-curved top that's usually seen. Dating from ca 1915,
this is truly a "diamond in the rough"...and I do mean rough!
When it comes to veneer damage, I thought we'd seen everything but not so. As if stored in a damp garage for decades wasn't bad enough, the owner nudged his car's bumper into it, cracking the side panel.
Masterfully made from mahogany veneers and solids, it needed repair/replacement of both on this writing surface. The damaged long edge rested against a wet concrete floor for years which dissolved the glue joints