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Antique American Victorian Desk by John Jelliff#2381772

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Antique American Victorian Desk by John Jelliff#2381772
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This is a magnificent writing desk with etegare by John Jelliff (1813-1893), generally considered the most important New Jersey cabinet maker of the nineteenth century. From 1836 to 1890, John Jelliff and Company produced some of America's finest, hand-crafted furniture. His workshop was particularly known for their seating and parlour furniture, and produced work comparable to his competitors in New York, including Herter Brothers, John Henry Belter, and Alexander Roux. Measures approximately 64.5" high by 36.75" wide by 23 3/4" deep. Believed to date from the pre-Civil War period, c1845-1855. Made from fine rosewood.



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As with many Jelliff pieces, it features elements of gothic, renaissance and French rococo style. Included is the original key that works all of the locks to the top drawers. (Key for the center main drawer is missing, and we're not sure if the main drawer lock is in working condition.) Overall condition is very good. Leather top is not original. Scratched into the underside rear skirt are words in script which appear to read "Refinished..." and the year 1881, plus another word or two which we have not yet deciphered. Dowels in the underside of the top drawer/etagere section fit firmly into the desktop. There is a good degree of color difference between the covered desk surface and surrounding surface, which further supports the belief the desk was refinished in the late nineteenth ...
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<tr><td>Condition:Very Good</td></tr>
<tr><td>Year:c1845-1855</td></tr>






<tr><td>Title:Antique American Victorian Desk by John Jelliff</td></tr>



<tr><td>Location:New York, NY</td></tr>
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