The Wooton Rotary Desk was from a large catalog auction from December of 2013. I’ve been avoiding this auction because I took pictures over two visits and shot out of sequence due to the sizable crowds at the previews. As time passed, it got harder to remember what went with which and who’s on first. I finally just screwed up my courage and I think I have it mostly sorted out. And if I’m wrong, who’s to know?
There were lots of unique pieces at this auction. I thought I would share three items that I found particularly interesting. We will start with near normal and go on from there.
This first one is a dresser with a door:
The drawers are deeply recessed leading me to wonder is these drawers were a “secret compartment” and there had been a removable drawer unit in front of it.
We will never know…
Next up is a server. A server with two horizontal tambour doors.
The right compartment is for bottle storage.
But the left compartment is really a drawer and the tambour is fixed.
Brass capitals on the fluted columns:
And it has funky feet.
And lastly is this large press. I don’t know who made it but I hope they had fun.
Starting at the top:
And another unique foot:
There will be more from this auction in upcoming days. Gotta work through back inventory