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Antique Walnut and Marquetry Writing Desk
This elegant writing desk was created in France in the late 18th century, during the reign of King Louis XVI (1774-1792). The desk is designed in a refined neoclassical style which was fashionable in this period. The walnut writing desk is composed of an oval body which is covered with tooled leather and is encircled by a brass gallery, featuring pierced geometric patterns. The desk’s body is decorated with marquetry designs, composed of flower heads and guilloche motifs. Two leather-topped writing slides can be pulled out from the sides of the desk by way of brass knobs. The front panel also pulls out to reveal a drawer with a main section and two smaller side compartments. This drawer features a brass keyhole and escutcheon which is decorated with a ribbon bow and foliage swags. The writing desk stands on four turned and tapered legs, which feature marquetry fluting. These are set on brass feet.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of ManufactureLate 19th Century
- Materials and Techniques
- DimensionsH 27.17 in. x W 37.41 in. x D 26.38 in.H 69 cm x W 95 cm x D 67 cm
- Seller LocationLondon, GB
- Seller Reference Number12834
- Reference NumberLU956315420722
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Located in London, GB
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