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.

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French Mid-20th Century Louis XVI Desk with Leather Top Inlay

Item Number: 571x

This classic Louis XVI fruit wood desk dates back to the mid 20th century. The straight legs, body, and fluting around the corners reflect the Louis XVI style quite well. It features a classic escutcheon, bronze mounts, drawer pulls, and inlaid black leather top with accompanying protective glass.

Price: $4,750 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.

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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: $130,000 set discounted from $150,000 set view item

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Louis XV Desk Attributed to “Sormani” with Bronze D’Ore Mounts

Item Number: 6625

This French Louis XV marquetry bureau plat dates back to the 19th century and is attributed to the artist "Sormani". Born in Venice and working in Paris, Paul Sormani was one of the most gifted craftsmen in the 1800s. The large writing desk features exquisite bronze d'ore mounts. Note the work from the table legs to the muses facing the writer, the handle and key as well as the framework on the top. The piece features a leather, gold tooled writing surface and is in fantastic shape.

Price: $95,000 view item

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Fine French Louis XVI Writing Table, Signed “P. Sormani & Fils,” 19th Century

Item Number: 310

This extremely fine Louis XVI mahogany writing table dates back to the 19th century and features detailed bronze d’ore mounts. The piece is most notably signed by Paul Sormani, one of the most famous cabinet makers, originally from Italy, with a shop in Paris in the 1800s. The signature reads, “P. Sormani & Fils 10 r. Charlot, Paris.” Finally, the piece features an inset leather top with a bronze inlay, as well as fluted Louis XVI legs with bronze feet. It’s a stellar example of Sormani’s craftsmanship and style.

Price: $35,000 view item

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19th Century Louis XV Writing Table with Fine Bronze D’Ore Mounts

Item Number: 2813

French 19th century Louis XV satinwood writing table with bronze d’ore mounts and leather top

Price: $30,000 view item

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Late 18th Century Louis XV Walnut and Oak Table

Item Number: 1150

This French Louis XV table features 3 drawers with bronze pulls and dates back to the 18th century. The heavy oak top is supported by a walnut table base. The beautiful cabriole legs feature scroll carvings at the top, and acanthus leaves at the bottom. Its stature is both animated and balanced as it carries its 1700s origins with pride and a deep sense of history.

Price: $25,000 view item

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Louis XV Bureau Plat Signed “F. Linke”

Item Number: 1149

This immaculate French Louis XV marquetry bureau features gorgeous bronze mounts, and is most notably signed by the famous cabinet maker François Linke. The signature reads, “F. Linke.” The 19th century piece features three drawers, is finished beautifully on all sides, holds bronze escutcheons and ring drawer pulls as well as the original inlaid leather top.

Price: $75,000 discounted from $95,000 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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