Original red velvet, gold leaf, and hand-painted family crest. This extraordinary 17th century Italian library desk started life when Galileo was busy proving that the Earth circles the sun (not the other way around). A time of learning, books were a sought-after luxury. For a family to have a library would have been a clear indication of wealth and power.
This stunningly beautiful piece of European history can find a new life as the most impressive bar you've ever seen. Tuck bottles and glassware in the capacious well. Close it up when you're not using it, to show off the Italian family crest painted on the wooden lid. The lid is pictured separately, but sits snugly on top to close the desk up.
Wood, velvet, gold leaf. 51" wide x 26" deep x 41" high at front. 45" high at back. Internal well with level base and angled top is 14" deep at front and 17 3/4" deep at the back.
Curbside pickup on Saturdays 10-2 or by appointment, text 410-215-6431 to arrange a pickup time at our Frederick, Maryland location. We’re happy to hold items during the current medical crisis until buyers are comfortable coming out to pick-up purchases.