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Brass-mounted Burl Veneer Letter Box

Auction:
3104T
Lot:
3011
Sold for:
$209$170

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3104T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 2:00PM

Description:

Brass-mounted Burl Veneer Letter Box, late 19th century, hinged doors open to a stepped, compartmented interior with pen tray, (imperfections), ht. 12 1/2, wd. 13, dp. 10 1/2 in.

Note: "As a writer and an aesthete, this object speaks to me on every level. Not only does it look like a pleasure to use, with its elegant design and hidden compartments, but its age begs the question of who used it and what was written on it." - Jonathan Soroff
Estimate $100-150


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Jonathan Soroff, Burl, Design, Door, Furniture, Tray, Trees, Visual arts, Wood veneer

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