Italian Marquetry Music Table / Desk

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19th century Italian marquetry music table / center table or desk. Shapely marquetry top surface, centered medallion with ebonized background and flower bouquet and intricately detailed floral marquetry, the apron with centered inlaid bird design flanked with two floral marquetry drawers, side panels with  floral pattern, supported on four slight cabriole legs with bronze mount knees and feet.

During the early 1600's most paperwork was done on a portable writing table, a storage box with a hinged slanted surface used for writing. Literacy spread and became more valuable and furniture makers designed a desk to make the master of the home a comfortable place to work and write letters, a flat writing surface with drawers for storage and a kneehole for a chair. In the mid 18th & 19th century the French Louis XV & XVI bureau plat, a flat top desk with three horizontal drawers in the apron, was adorned in the libraries of chateaus across France, they were a status of symbol for aristocracy. Smaller writing table were intended for the lady of the house.

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Baroque
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 19th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    35 in. H x 72 in. W x 35 in. D
    89 cm H x 183 cm W x 89 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    120413922759
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