Petite Empire Secretaire, Mahogany And Fine Bronzes, France Circa 1815

Petite Empire Secretaire, Mahogany And Fine Bronzes, France Circa 1815

Petite Empire Secretaire, Mahogany And Fine Bronzes, France Circa 1815

£10,898.00
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About this item

Very fine, petite Empire Women's Secretaire / Writing Desk from France circa 1810/15.

Wonderful french mahogany, veneered on oak solid wood. The veneer at the front plate has a grain looking like fountains, which matches nicely with the fountain bronzes at the lower front.

At the top, the Secretaire has a hinged door with one compartment and two small drawers at the insides, that can be locked in the top bronze fitting. The mirror glass inside is still the original one and quite blind.

There are three fine original bronze fittings of very high quality at the frontside and original bronze capitals and bases on the mahogany half-columns.

What makes this secretaire very special are the three long drawers behind a door on the bottom right side.

The inner life behind the plate, which is covered with a new black genuine leather. is typically French and simpler than the outside.

There is one original key with the secretaire, which can lock all compartments. It is made in form of a cloverleaf, which indicates the highest quality of keys of that time.

Greatly restored museum piece, polished with shellac by hand (French Polish).

Dimensions

W70.0 x H133.0 x D35.0

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Brand/manufacturer

unknown

Date of manufacture

1800s

Place of origin

France

Period

19th Century

Seller

VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

59082147
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