Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing

Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing

Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing
This listing is for an outstanding Victorian era lap desk. Heavily embellished raised panel top, hand painted with gold leaf. A beautiful example direct from a local estate, do not miss! Measures about 13 1/2″ wide, 10″ deep and 4 1/4 tall. Great looking example, no glaring damage but expected signs of age. The top is nice with even patina, signs of age, scratches and mild loss as expected-overall it is quite nice. Some signs of age and wear to the side panels but still pretty nice. Structurally quite nice, one foot is showing a small chip/loss, otherwise there is no chipping, no cracks, no loss. Interior is pretty clean, some crackalure but no real damage, there is some (white/elmer’s) glue residue showing on some of the interior corners, somebody’tightened’ this up at some point. That said it is very sturdy, hinges all work well, top lines up nicely, square and tight frame work, no wobble, no play-solid. There is no key and the lock is up, the door simply rests on the lock, not really an issue. There is only one ink well. The original red velvet is quite nice, 90% solid. This makes a great appearance! Please see photos for the best description and send any questions, thanks. The item “Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing” is in sale since Thursday, August 31, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts”. The seller is “silentinthemorning” and is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Style: Napoleon III
  • Color: Black

Victorian papier mache lap desk gold leaf Ecritoire paper hand painted writing