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Antique Captains Desk Hand Painted Nautical Panels Ink Well

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Seller: chantiquesandcollectibles (486) 100%, Location: Angola, Indiana, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 282816791451 Antique Captains Desk Fold Nautical Painted Panels Detroit MI 1879 Ornate Captains Desk; it has the incredible workings of a master craftsmanship and is crowned with gold monogram crest at the top with the initials CVF. This is a two piece heavy desk set; the top portion of the desk features a turned brass spindle rail above in black and gold. There is a door on the left that opens to reveal the 16 map compartments and one larger shelf for documents. The inside of the door panel a detailed colorful painted scene of a lighthouse surrounded by rough sea with ships in the background, in brilliant gold, red, yellow, blue, white, pink , green colors with black low lights. There are also engraved borders and scrolls accenting the wood on top along with gold accents. The top center portion has a roll up compartment with six document trays, two pull out trays above and below with knob handles. The tray below offers an antique elaborate carved wooden and metal ink well set with pen rests. There are brass nautical pulls in the shape of cleats on the left and right of the center. The Interior and compartments are painted sky blue; there are two tower columns on each side of desk with gold paint inlays geometric designs, scroll work, foliage fleur-de-lis decorations throughout and hand painted floral design in yellow green, red and blue. The top right hand side offers a door that opens to four large compartments with a panel that is painted with a detailed colorful scene of beautiful sail ships at sea. The left and right side of the desk feature two gold frame panels one on each side with lovely floral scenes in vivid colors. There are two smaller top drawers that have ornate brass swing handles and key hole. The top portion is signed in pencil Jas Wilson Carr Detroit MI, 1879, rumor has it this desk was used on a ship at one point on the Detroit River many years ago and was removed from the vessel. We could not find any more information on the name listed it could be another interesting story filled with the tales of the sea. The Lower half of desk is large and seems to be pared with this item but the age appears to be more modern so we don’t think it is the original. It has a wood border with large green faux leather blotter and two large drawers in dove tail conduction with brass pulls. The bottom section has bulbous legs very stylish. This amazing desk is one of our more remarkable finds, these are difficult to find in any shape, this is an exciting piece filled with Quality Craftsmanship, Art Work, History, Embellishments and Mystery this is a fine nautical collectible. Condition: Good for the age, there are marks, scuffs nicks as wear to the finish as you would expect and some wear to the paint, Small area of wood is split on left door, there are scratches scuffs as you would expect consistent with age, missing a wooden knob on one door, it appears to be in the original condition including the joints and finish we have not touched the piece.. Ink Well h a small” Chip to rim, lid is missing on cork stopper, smaller ink well is chipped, missing 1/3 of glass rim (hand painted) One Quill Pen Holders is broken and part is missing. The bottom portion may not be the original we don't know for sure but it is such good shape as in the upper description these were mounted to ships and legs normally were metal and rusted. See Photos For Detailed Views and condition; they say a photo is worth a million words. Measurements: 64” Tall x 54” Wide x 38 “Deep We sell Antique & Vintage Pieces; they will have some minor imperfections, typical scratches, nicks and wear as you would expect. We describe our items to our best of our ability and disclose any major flaws, but it may be impossible to include every tiny flaw, so use the photos as part of the condition All Sales Are Final so If you have any Questions Please contact us before buying. Shipping is Not included in the price; Local Pick up Only Buyer is responsible for any shipping; provide your shipper with pick up zones. Angola Indiana 46703 or Fremont Indiana 46737 We will assign the City when the pickup is determined If you unable to pick up and need a shipper we can request a quote from a white glove shipper we have on file others have used, send us your City and Zip Code and we will submit for you. We offer this as a courtesy but we don't recommend any shipping company and we are not responsible for their quality of work, they don't work for us and you would pay them directly. Send us your shippers name and number and we will coordinate a pickup with them. We schedule our pickups several days in advance at the different locations in Fremont and Angola Indiana, we will not know the exact address until the week of pickup. The offices are normally closed on Monday but you can leave a message on line. If you are not picking up or don’t want to use the white glove shipper we have on file a see Tips. TIPS: Selecting a preferred shipper, Check shipping company ratings online at the BBB. The preferred shippers will be white glove and have a few trucks in their fleet, they will blanket wrap or crate your item , be bonded, licensed and have insurance available ( more than 60 cents a pound) to cover your item In the rare case of lost or damage. They will also have antique restoration people on staff if something happens. The best shippers offer some type of type of tracking method so you can see the delivery progress. They will also bring the item in unwrap and place the pieces inside your space in the room of your choice. The shippers handling of your item are so crucial to ensure a positive experience so take your time and choose the best fit for your needs. Condition: Condition: Good for the age, there are marks, scuffs nicks as wear to the finish as you would expect and some wear to the paint, Small area of wood is split on left door, there are scratches scuffs as you would expect consistent with age, missing a wooden knob on one door, it appears to be in the original condition including the joints and finish we have not touched the piece.. Ink Well h a small” Chip to rim, lid is missing on cork stopper, smaller ink well is chipped, missing 1/3 of glass rim (hand painted) One Quill Pen Holders is broken and part is missing. The bottom portion may not be the original we don't know for sure but it is such good shape as in the upper description these were mounted to ships and legs normally were metal and rusted, Style: Nautical, Type: Desk

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