19th Century French Directoire Three-Drawer Figured Mahogany Writing Desk

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The gilt tooled leather lined and brass edged top above a frieze with three brass edged drawers supported by tapering legs ending in brass sabots.

Directoire style is a lovely, simplified stop along the evolution of neoclassical furniture. Sandwiched between the iconic Louis XVI and French Empire styles, Directoire style reflects a pivotal time in French history through a general paring-down of the pieces created.

Classical architecture and styles continue to come across in Directoire furniture design, carrying over from Louis XVI, but with greater simplicity and cleaner lines. And it sets the stage well for the very elaborate Empire style that followed shortly thereafter.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Directoire
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1810
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    30.5 in. H x 42 in. W x 24 in. D
    77 cm H x 107 cm W x 61 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU216535551593
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