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Koa Wood Desk by Johan Tapp for Gumps

Info

United States, early 1950s

Johan Tapp created this beautiful writing desk for San Francisco emporium Gumps, who sold it as a custom order for an American poet in the early 1950s. The design juxtaposes the rich grain and warmth of koa wood with ebonized trim.

On the right, five individually sized drawers feature bookmatched fronts with handsome brass pulls. On the left a drop-leaf is set flush into a carved support with an Asian inflection. When open, it extends the desktop by another 26.5 inches.

Price

7,800

Condition

Excellent. This desk has been expertly refinished.

Measurements

Height: 30.25"
Width: 44.50"
Depth: 29"

Specifications

Materials/Techniques: Brass, Wood