German Rococo Revival Carved Mahogany Library Desk by Z.K.W.A.M.Z
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ROCOCO REVIVAL CARVED WALNUT LIBRARY DESK BY Z.K.W.A.M.Z
Germany, circa 1930s; retaining original label underneath
Item # 909QXP22A
Executed by furniture manufacturer Z.K.W.A.M.Z, the label affixed to the underside of the desk notes that the craftsman who executed this desk was "G. Liebold". A fine library table with a taste of 18th century Rococo influencing the carvings and form while also borrowing from Neoclassicism with the oversized animal paws and repeating foliage edgings, this is a creative work that has presence. It feels like a desk where important work gets done.
The front has three drawers, each beautifully carved of solid and applied walnut. The opposite side is simply decorated without any of the carvings, leaving a clean facade opened up to the rest of the room. Massive legs on either side raise the top, this stretched with a generous rectilinear stretcher that locks the form together. The top is veneered with walnut and was an attractive feathered banding around the edges.
An unusually interesting piece for the study, library or office, this is a desk that is meant to be used and enjoyed. It works particularly well with the "English Country" aesthetic.
Measurements: 71 1/2" W x 31" H x 33 5/8" D
Faded surfaces with color variation in the walnut - would benefit from a color refresh. Tiny veneer chip at edge of the top. No key. Shrinkage cracks in sides. Light writing scratches, scuffs and other use indicators to the top. Old chips/wear etc. as expected to surface throughout.