Syrian Marquetry Desk

Marquetry wooden desk with a flip-up lid covering extra storage, as well as small drawers and an accompanying letterbox. This type of furniture, Western in design and structure but wholly covered with the traditional Islamic marquetry work, was made for export to Europe and sale in the Middle-Eastern bazaars to Westerners on the grand tour.

Circa: First half of 20th Century

Origin: Syria

Material: Wood Marquetry / Mother of Pearl

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 39" H X 24.5" D X 24" W

Inventory number: FR1458



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