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French Secretaire à Abattant, First Empire Period

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French first Empire period Secretaire à Abattant, also known as a drop-front secretary, fall front or cantilevered desk. Under the dark grey marble top is a secret, entablature drawer. A cantilevered fall front opens to reveal several drawers, a column theatre and a writing surface. Secret compartments are hidden behind the columns and drawers. The base of the cabinet features two doors, which house three full-width drawers with individual locks. The piece is flanked by columns adorned with finely cast bases and etched bronze capitals. Depth from back of unit to opened desk is 35.5".

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Unknown
  • Condition Details
    Repairs to marble top and writing surface.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 57.75 in. x W 38.5 in. x D 19.25 in.H 146.69 cm x W 97.79 cm x D 48.9 cm
  • Seller Location
    Montreal, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3827111748733
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