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18th Century French Louis XV Walnut Desk Secretary from Provence



Carved in southern France, circa 1760, the fold out secretary is both stylish and functional; the elegant writing desk crafted from solid walnut, stands on cabriole legs over a scalloped apron and dressed with bombe drawer across the front embellished with the original patinated bronze handles. The top folds down to reveal a large writing surface, a theater with four smaller drawers on the sides, and a double compartment niche in the center. When sliding out the drawers and niche, the cabinet reveals different secret storage compartments underneath (see pictures). Both sides with scalloped apron are decorated with recessed panels. Flaunting beautiful lines, a rich patina, and complete functionality, this "Secretaire a Abattant" is in excellent condition and includes all the original keys; put a sophisticated spin on your study or bedroom with this antique slant front desk commode, or "commode scriban"! Measures: 38.5"W x 21.5"D x 35"H.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Width: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm)Depth: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XV (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1760
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 212-701stDibs: LU951224940132

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    Ships From: Dallas, TX
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