PO Box 2135
Asheville, NC 28802
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
Two ways to bid:
Feb 4, 2023
lid with brass plaque "James Adair Patented Oct. 2nd 1866/Reissued Aug. 4th, 1868/B. & P. Lawrence Proprietors", oak throughout, hinged lid with leather writing surface opening to divided interior, on trestle form base, lidded inkwell set, back with metal plate "55E", mother of pearl button at front appears to be a buzzer mechanism, 33-1/2 x 23 x 21-1/4 in.
Note: This desk relates closely to patent desks produced for the United States House of Representatives.
Provenance: John W. Stark House, Springfield, Tennessee
good structural condition, refinished, leather writing surface replaced, chip to rim of one glass inkwell, very minor cracks and separations to openwork back, other typical light wear, minor cracks, and abrasions, underside of feet with scars from previous mounting where it attached to rail or floor
Purchased items will be available for pick up or shipping from our Asheville, North Carolina auction facility within ten business days of the auction will be assessed a storage fee of $5.00 per day, per item. Purchaser agrees that packing and shipping is done at the purchaser's risk and that the purchaser will pay in advance all packing expenses, materials, carrier fees and insurance charges. At our discretion, items will either be packed by an agent such as a packaging store or Brunk Auctions. Please allow two weeks for shipping after payment is received. Shipment of large items is the responsibility of the purchaser. We are happy to provide names of carriers and shippers if a purchaser so requests. Brunk Auctions will have no liability for any loss or damage to shipped items.