Writing box or table desk, probably painted by Lucas Hornebolte (c.1492-1544) c.1525-27 (walnut oak with painted gilded leather), belonging to King Henry VIII (1491-1547) showing the heraldic badges of Henry and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon and the royal coat of arms; covered with shagreen added in 18th century; figures of Mars, Venus and Cupid; head of Christ; St. George and the dragon; Catherine of Aragon
Detail of Henry VIII's writing box c. 1525. This impressive writing box was almost certainly created in the court workshops of Henry VIII (reign: 1509 to 1547). Lined with leather it is painted with the heraldic badges of Henry VIII and his first queen, Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536), as well as the royal coat of arms.
Sculpture by: George Lundeen 1948 - American Figurative sculptor
Unusual Revival Desk True one of a kind piece with several styles and time periods incorporated. Masterfully crafted throughout, with inlay, relief carvings, applied carvings and a painted center panel. Purportedly made in St Louis, Mo, c,1890 70 ½” x 52” x 22”