Treasures: Hybrid desk is truly one of a kind

April 20, 2015 12:07 PM

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I am wondering if you could help me identify the desk in the attached photos. It has been in my parents' basement for many years and may have once belonged to my great-aunt. If you could provide some information I would be grateful.

When someone writes about an object such as a desk, images form in our minds before we look at the photographs. Could the desk be a bureau plat, a roll-top, a slant front, perhaps a partner's or butler's desk? Maybe even a Davenport desk? But no speculation or work of our imagination prepared us for...

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