A magnificent 18th century Spanish colonial 'escritorio' (writing desk) from Columbia with finely crafted bone and mother of pearl inlay, hand etched sgraffito and original hand forged iron hinges. The interior with checkerboard drop front and ten compartments, each with original 18th century drawer pulls -- the facade over-layed in mother of pearl with hand etched city-scapes, cathedrals, geometric patterns and foliate motifs. The interior with hand carved and gilt wood columns. Circa 1750.
An Italian walnut, burr walnut and parcel-gilt bureau cabinet, Venetian mid 18th century the upper section with an arched top surmounted by a pierced balustrade with a peacock flanked by a tree, column and a stylised building surmounted by a pierced scroll, rocaille, flower and foliate carved cresting above a cartouche-shaped engraved mirror depicting a seated female in 18th century dress in a landscape representing Juno above a pair of mirrored doors opening to reveal a fitted interior