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Augsburg Campaign Desk
A Late Baroque-period “Augsburg” Campaign Desk, parcel-gilt and ornately decorated with boulle-style inlay and figured walnut veneer, composed of a case with drawers, compartments, and a flip-top writing surface, raised on six legs resting on stretchers with bun feet. The legs and stretchers come apart for easy transportation. German, c. 1715.
Such collapsable furniture was a necessity for fashionable aristocratic officers when out on military campaigns. A highly ornate piece such as this, with its superb workmanship and fine materials, is correspondingly rare.
49.5” h. X 38.5” w. X 26: d. (closed), 36.25” d. (open)
Price upon request