French Napoleon III Rosewood Pedestal Desk with Pull Out Secretary, circa 1865

French Napoleon III Rosewood Pedestal Desk with Pull Out Secretary, circa 1865
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Price: $22, 500.00
Product ID : SEC00183

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Overview

This exceptional desk with secretaire dating from 1865, during the time of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French (1852-1870), displays an extraordinary level of craftsmanship & is a distinctive work of French cabinetry that displays a high level of both form & function. The joinery, selection of wood & design are all exquisite. The shaped cylinder top pulls out and folds down revealing a camel-colored, leather-inset writing surface with three small interior drawers. All of the desk drawers lock when the shaped cylinder top is closed. One drawer has a separate key that opens to a strong box that is keyed separately for valuables. The top opens to reveal letter & paper cubbies, and a slide-out tray. The bottom offers a total of nine storage drawers; the rosewood pulls are the original ones. The knee hole is wide & very ample for comfort. The exterior back is completely finished to allow the desk to float in the room or back-up to a floor to ceiling window.
Measures: 57 1/2" wide x 28" deep x 50 3/4" high; Writing surface is 29" high from the floor; Desk is 39 1/2" deep when open.
Details
OF THE PERIOD
Napoleon III
PLACE OF ORIGIN
France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
circa 1865
PERIOD
Late 19th Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
PolishedRosewood
CONDITION
Good - Lightly used, with very light scratches, or minor cosmetic wear, but has no structural issues. Most antique and vintage items fit this condition.
CONDITION DETAILS
Professionally-restored and French-polished in our workshop. this desk is in superb antique condition with no visible veneer repairs or molding replacements. Secondary wood is oak. All hardware is original including turned pulls. Locks are working.
WEAR
Wear consistent with age and use.
DIMENSIONS
H 50.75 in. x W 57.5 in. x D 28 in.
H 128.91 cm x W 146.05 cm x D 71.12 cm
SELLER LOCATION
Miami, FL

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