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

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.

$35,000Item: 2768


Height: 30.5 inches

Width: 59.5 inches

Depth: 37 inches

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