A French Empire Desk

  • Stock ID: 12287
  • Reference No: AE

An early 19th century French Empire period solid and quarter-sawn and book-matched flame mahogany desk of five drawers, the top and its two pull-out two extension leaves fitted with embossed, gilt edge leather. Retaining the original gilt brass Egyptian Campaign mounts and its Palmette motif escutcheons and friezes. The desk is finished on all four sides, the rear designed to be able to face the room. Area of Paris, circa 1810.

Condition report: Complete and in good and original condition. Requiring brass-head keys to be cut, careful cleaning prior to repolishing and bringing uniformity to the beautiful, faded mahogany timbers. The gilt bronze mounts need to be made to glow. The leather of the top and extension leaves may need replacing.
Dimensions: Depth 64 cm, length 130 cm (plus extensions), height 76.5 cm.
Status: Available

  • Price: AU$3,800.00

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