An exceptional antique American walnut library/writing table, by Merklen Bros of NYC, circa 1885. The table having a gadrooned top, with a single drawer to the front fitted with the original brass pulls cast as grotesque masks, the table having a band of spiral carved 'rope twist' below the drawer and repeated on all four sides. At each corner the table is fitted with a cast brass lion's masks. The table is raised on four twin 'Barley Twist' legs and joined with circular stretchers to a second tier, the table standing on brass claw feet each holding a wooden ball. This is a very rare & high quality work by Merklen Bros and is in very good condition.
38" long X 29.25" tall X 24" wide
96.5 cm X 74.5 cm X 61 cm
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