The evolution of the drop-front desk is the secretaire that was created at the end of the eighteenth century and developed throughout the nineteenth century. The secretaire, as its name suggests, was designed to facilitate the work of the secretaries. They were characterised by a drop-down top that could be locked with a key or mechanisms. This one is made of mahogany crotch with finely chiselled gilded bronze fittings and has a structure with two stacked parts. The lower part contains 3 drawers, the central part has a drop-down top that contains several drawers and compartments. The front is characterised by two feathered columns with a central bottleneck. The top is made of marble.
Dimensions: 105 x 47, H 148 cm.
France: 19th century.
Restored by our master craftsmen with the traditional method using shellac and alcohol, handmade.
Shipping throughout Italy, Europe and the rest of the world at very reasonable rates, with safe and tracked shipment. Shipping will be agreed privately at the end of the auction; the costs will not be high and shall be borne by the buyer.
- Mahogany feather.
- Empire Style
- Estimated Period
- Late 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 148×47×105 cm