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American Aesthetic Japanesque Easel Folding Desk

Roll over for video transcript This remarkable piece of American antique furniture is a walnut easel folding desk, circa 1875, estimated at $1,500 to $2,000. Its interior is fitted with ingenious compartments, beautiful and functional with lovely hardware and expert joinery.  Its exterior is decorated with a bird and flower motif in the style known as Japanesque. This piece dates to the American Aesthetic movement, a late 19th -Century cultural phenomenon that promoted beauty as an artistic, social, and moral force. The Aesthetic movement encompassed many  art forms and inspired great passion for art collecting and interior decoration, and is credited with the founding of America's major fine art museums.

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American Aesthetic Japanesque Paint Decorated Walnut Easel Folding Desk, circa 1875
{Dimensions 67 x 30 x 29 inches}
Estimate: $1,500/2,000


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