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Antique French Vernis Martin & Parquetry Secretaire C1880

Antique French Vernis Martin & Parquetry Secretaire C1880

Antique French Vernis Martin & Parquetry Secretaire C1880


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About this item

This is an antique French Vernis Martin rosewood and kingwood bombe shaped secretaire cabinet dating from around 1880.The fall front of this antique secretaire is decorated with a vignette of a courting couple set within an extravagant ormolu border.

The front opens to reveal a beautiful satinwood interior including three drawers together with an open cupboard and a very attractive black leather gold-tooled writing surface.

The secretaire also features a beautifully shaped marble top and has houses three full width drawers to provide plenty of spacious storage capacity.

The sides of the secretaire cabinet have delicate and attractive parquetry decoration.

The chest stands on truly elegant splayed legs, each terminating with gilded ormolu sabots.

Condition:This French Antique secretaire chest is in excellent condition and has been expertly restored in our own workshops by our own craftsmen.

Further InformationTo find out more about this item, or any of our other pieces of fine furniture, please feel free to call our experts. When calling please quote item reference 07786.

If you would like to speak with one of our antique furniture experts then you are always welcome to visit our London showroom or, if you can't make the trip, please feel free to contact us by email or telephone and be sure to quote item reference 07786.

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ShippingThis antique French Secretaire Chest can be carefully packed and shipped on request to almost any worldwide destination. Please request a shipping quotation before placing an order. UK mainland shipping is free of charge.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 141 x Width 72 x Depth 38

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 feet, 7 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches


W72.0 x H141.0 x D38.0 cm



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