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French 19th Century Louis XV Style Ebonized Wood and Gilt Bronze-Mounted Desk



A fine French 19th century Louis XV style ebonized wood and gilt bronze-mounted figural bureau plat (desk) with three drawers and leather top. The shaped rectangular top enclosing a gilt tooled leather writing surface (worn) within a molded border above a long central drawer enclosing a Fine modeled allegorical escutcheons flanked by two short drawers with floral handles with the same escutcheons and flanked by floral rosettes, raised on elegant cabriole legs with inlaid brass trims, surmounted on all four corners by bearded satyr masks ending in acanthus case and sabot feet. The sides centred with a mask of Hercules wearing the Nemean lion pelt, Paris, circa 1880. Measures: Height 32 7/8 inches (83.7 cm) width 70 1/4 inches (178.4 cm) depth 33 5/8 inches (85.4 cm).


  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.88 in. (83.52 cm)Width: 70.25 in. (178.44 cm)Depth: 33.63 in. (85.43 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XV (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. A truly beautiful and rare desk. Overall condition is excellent except for the leather top that is very worn, damaged and stained and should be replaced. The lacquer has some minor age hairlines but are barely visible. Fine gilt and chased.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref.; A22321stDibs: LU179628280233

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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