French 18th Century Louis XV Bombé Secretaire with Secret Door

Item Number: 162MP

French 18th century Louis XV Bombe` heavily veneered secretaire, with glass doors at top, and secret door with checkerboard floor in small compartment, with mirrored walls to give the illusion of being larger, and deeper. The secretaire has a Bombe` shape, with marquetry inlay and bronze hardware.

Price: $75,000 view item

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Mid 20th Century Louis XVI Marquertry Roll Top Desk

Item Number: 511x

This elegant Louis XVI marquetry desk features most notably an exquisite floral design on the front, interior, and sides. The piece dates back to the mid 20th century and is known as a ‘bureau de cylindre,’ or cylinder desk, pertaining to the revolving cylindrical top which can be opened and closed. The piece features three small drawers, pigeon holes, and a secret panel inside the revolving cylinder. There are also three large drawers below the writing surface, and finally bronze mounts throughout.

Price: $4,750 view item

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Rare and Stunning 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Desk and Bookshelf

Item Number: 6759/6760

This curved desk and bookshelf pair is both extremely rare and undeniably stunning. The pair dates back to the 19th century, is made of mahogany, and sports the empire style classically, seen most notably in the bronze d’ore mounts. The bookshelf features exquisite crossed arrows at the base with hidden pull out drawers above. Bronze feet rest above the white marble lip, which continue up mahogany columns to a set of gorgeous profiles. Empire mounts adorn the piece above. The desk features six drawers, bronze d’ore and patinated bronze stylized cheetahs, magnificent swan pulls original to the piece, and an inlaid black leather top. It’s unique in the placement of the detailed mounts. Usually, these would be seen on the exterior facing visitors in order to display wealth and beauty, here however the details are found facing the desk’s owner, perhaps in an effort to keep this beauty close to the seated beholder. The pair would work magnificently together in a library, or individually as a freestanding desk and a separate bar display. Desk: 7' 10" wide x 25" deep x 29 1/2" tall Bookcase: 11' 4" wide x 46" deep x 8' 9" tall

Price: $150,000 view item

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Fantastic 19th Century Boulle, Red Tortoiseshell Desk with Bronze Mounts

Item Number: 2768

This magnificent 19th century tortoiseshell Boulle desk features gorgeous bronze mounts and sculpted brass inlaid in the tortoise shell. The desk is created in the style of Louis XV with cabriole legs, each mounted with a female allegorical figure. The red tortoiseshell top is embellished beautifully with brass depictions of Diana the Huntress riding her chariot pulled by horses, alongside floriate details and scroll work. The front, sides, and legs all feature the tortoise shell and brass inlay, with the legs ending in winged and scrolled bronze feet and the top wrapped in patterned bronze. The piece features a large single drawer with a shield at center, surrounded by the same bronze mounts. Lastly, the desk features a glass top.

Price: $35,000 view item

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French 19th Century Louis XV Walnut Writing Table

Item Number: 2923

This Louis XV walnut writing table features two drawers and a top inlaid with gold-tooled leather and framed in bronze. Dating back to the 19th century, the French antique piece is mounted in finely chiseled bronze details. Note the detailed pair of escutcheons, the detailed handle on each drawer, and the bronze shoe at the bottom of each cabriole leg.

Price: $20,000 view item

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French 19th Century Black Lacquer and Gilded Chinoiserie Desk

Item Number: 2189

This French, 19th century Chinoiserie black lacquer and gilded kneehole desk features an impressive 9 drawer fronts decorated with flora, fauna, pagodas, and classic Japanese scene. The French antique piece sports the originl brass drawer pulls, and a top decorated with raised Japanese characters, a house in the distance, pagoda, and bridge. The piece is beautifully adorned throughout with flora and fauna. The word chinoiserie Originated in France in the 18th century, meaning “in the Chinese manner”, when anything Chinese or Japanese export was a display of wealth. This is when French furniture was lacquered and decorated with Chinese scenes in figures.

Price: $12,000 view item

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