Most Incredible Rare RJ Horner Carved Eagle Partners Desk Robert Mitchell Paine

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Most Incredible Rare RJ Horner Carved Eagle Partners Desk Robert Mitchell Paine

$9,800.00 $7,400.00

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This is a rare bird! (Pun intended). No doubt I can say this with the utmost confidence that you won’t find another like it anytime soon. In 25 years of dealing in this caliber furniture I have yet to see this model in any sale, book or reference. That’s the start. Secondly this table predates all the other models I sell and we see that are in themselves pretty scarce. This desk dates to around 1885-90. I believe as do some of my contemporaries that it was made by Robert Mitchell of Cincinnati Ohio. When you look at his examples of other furniture he did a wide variety but they al have common design and carving similarities. The other grounds for attributing it is that he saturated during the Victorian revolution and transitioned into one of the most prolific turn of the century makers, so we see this displayed in his furniture.
The desk is massive and beautiful, solid highly figured ribbon and crotch mahogany in a perfect deep red toned finish. The desk has two opposing drawers so someone could easily work from each side (partners desk term). It’s huge measuring in at a monstrous 64″ long, 40″ deep, 30″ tall sitting on the original hidden casters. The carving is exceptional and clean, details are everywhere you would want them. Gadrooned top border surrounds the entire top and acanthus carved floral capitals above the standing winged Eagles.

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