1860s Louis XVI Bureau a Abattant Desk


This impressive fall front desk, made about 1860, is in the Louis XV Transitional style of about 1760. Although very much in the French style, with beautiful cabinetmaking, I do not think this is French. It is more likely to be Swiss, or one of the German countries. It originally had a marble top, now vanished and replaced with wood. The handles, locks and key are original. Pegged construction with thick veneers of Palisandre. It has panelled sides and parquetry decoration to the front. Elegant little cabriole feet. Napoleon III, Second Empire period.

121 cm wide. 145 cm tall and 43 cm deep.

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