Mid-19Th C Antique American Dovetailed Mahogany Felt Int Writing Desk, W/storage

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Seller: modsanctuary (639) 100%, Location: Milford, New Hampshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 263857273693 MID-19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE AMERICAN DOVETAILED MAHOGANY WRITING DESK, W/GREEN FELT INTERIOR WRITING SURFACE, PEN & INK WELLS, INTERIOR STORAGE COMPARTMENT(Circa 1845-1860)DIMENSIONS:18" Length x 5 ¾" Height x 8 ¾"Depth DESCRIPTION:Only the original green felt covering shows evidence of prior use and wear commensurate with its age. Other than the condition of the original felt writing surface, the large dovetailed mahogany hinged box has a front inlaid birch key hole and choice mahogany boards for the boxes construction. This is an early box and dates from 1845-1860. It was found on the North Shore of Massachusetts. In really what would have to be considered to be extraordinary, exceptionally well-preserved overall, original, untouched antique condition. Nothing has been done to the box and the original green felt covering, although slightly damaged, was allowed to remain in place, without replacing it and compromising the box's antique and original pedigree. Tremendous mahogany surfaces and exceptional corner dove-tail work make this early traveling desk writing box an exceptional and truly memorable one. Great color and mahogany surfaces, largely undamaged by significant scratches, scuffs, stains or flea-bites along the corners. It was not found with the original key. Simply a great early American traveling writing box/miniature field desk. Exceptional. CONDITION:Very Good to Excellent overall antique condition.(*Please scroll down to view enlarged photos below. Thank you.) Condition: Very Good to Excellent overall vint cond: Only the orig green felt covering shows evidence of prior use. Other than the cond of the orig felt writing surface, the lg dovetailed mahogany hinged box has an inlaid birch key hole & choice mahogany boards for the box's construction. This is an early box & dates from 1845-1860. It was found on the North Shore of MA. In really extraordinary, exceptionally well-preserved overall, orig, untouched antique cond. Nothing has been done to the box & the orig green felt covering, although slightly damaged, was allowed to remain in place, without replacing it & compromising the box's antique & orig pedigree. Tremendous mahogany surfaces & exceptional corner dove-tail work make this early traveling desk.writing box an exceptional & memorable one. Great color & mahogany surfaces undamaged by scratches, scuffs, stains or flea-bites along the corners.It wasn't found w/ the orig key. A great early traveling/writing desk. Exceptional & very beautiful., Style: Americana, Age: 1800-1849, Primary Material: Wood (mahogany w/birch), Maker: Unknown American (MA) cabinet maker, Original/Reproduction: Original, Color: Medium Wood Tone, Dimensions:: 18" Length x 5 ¾" Height x 8 ¾"Depth, Country/Region of Origin: United States, American: Early, wide-cut dovetailed corners, All mahogany ext construction: Pine interior, Inlaid birch keyhole: The box did not come with the orig key

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