An impressive American walnut Wootton Desk Co. 'Wells Fargo' desk, substantial form with three quarter gallery and hinged frieze, having twin bowed panelled wings each housing banks of file drawers, these hinging to reveal extensively fitted interior of drawers, pigeonholes and compartments, and fall front with baize lined writing. surface, approximately 175cm maximum width, 177cm high
Provenance: Apollo Antiques, Warwick, January 10th 1984, sold with original receipt for £5800
Sold for £7,800
No significant damage, there's some general wear and tear throughout, small losses to wooden knob handles, pin to one small cupboard door missing, dust and debris throughout, scratches and wear to periphery, however mostly just minor cosmetic deterioration, overall impressive condition
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Auction: Royalty, Antiques & Fine Art Sale, Wed, 30th Jun 2021
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