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Antique French Rococo Revival Marquetry Secretaire A Abattant C 1850

Antique French Rococo Revival Marquetry Secretaire A Abattant C 1850

Antique French Rococo Revival Marquetry Secretaire A Abattant C 1850


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About this item

Dating from around 1850, this is a wonderful antique French Rococo Revival Secretaire a Abattant featuring ormolu mounted rosewood and marquetry.A Secretaire a abattant is a tall French writing-desk, the top part of which resembles an armoire, with a door at its base. The top is usually flap-fronted and opens in order to form a large writing surface.

This gorgeous double bombe' and serpentine piece has been skilfully and carefully made in top quality rosewood and features an overall floral and foliate marquetry decoration comprising of a flowering urn and cornucopia.

The fall front still features the original inset leather writing surface.

The interior of this secretaire comprises a tulipwood secretaire complete with a pair of tambour fronted tulipwood cupboards with a drawer above.

Stretching over over two half width drawers, there is  an open mirror backed  central display compartment, used originally for displaying collectables and other items of interest.

Below the secretaire there are two full width drawers, with a shaped apron raised on serpentine feet that have ormolu mounts.
Topped with a lovely pink veined marble it is complete with working locks and keys.

Condition:The piece is in excellent condition having been wonderfully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Viewing and Further InformationIf you would like to view this item, please call or email us to make an appointment at our North London warehouse, where there is also a fine range of other desirable desks. You can also call or email for more information quoting reference number : 07674. 

ShippingWe can ship to any destination worldwide, however, please do call for a quote before purchasing the item. Shipping to any mainland UK destination is free of charge.

Buyers are liable for any customs duties or local taxes payable for items that are sent outside the European Union.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 152 x Width 85 x Depth 44

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 feet x Width 2 feet, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches


W85.0 x H152.0 x D44.0 cm



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