Antique Desks

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Italian, Louis XV period, inlaid secretary
Item No. 781
Italian, Louis XV period, inlaid secretary

In walnut and fruitwood with slant-front stand in two parts, the upper part with arched molded cornice above a pair of cupboard doors; the slant front enclosing a fitted interior above a frieze drawer, raised on cabriole legs; inlaid to form foliate scrolls and flowerheads. From Piedmont. Mid-18th century.

87" tall by 52½" wide by 26" deep
Italian, Louis XV period, painted scriban
Item No. 761
Italian, Louis XV period, painted scriban

With double chapeau de gendarme cornice and fold-down writing surface. Upper compartment comprised of two doors which open to reveal six drawers. Bottom, fold-down writing compartment opens to reveal five additional drawers. Mid-18th century.

48" wide by 24" deep (37" deep open) by 82" high
Very fine, French, Louis XVI period tric-trac table
Item No. 759
Very fine, French, Louis XVI period tric-trac table

In solid mahogany and mahogany veneers with brass trim. Gold-embossed leather writing surface reverses to reveal felt card-playing surface. Inside reveals original ebony and ivory inlaid backgammon board. Tapered, fluted legs ending in brass casters. Two drawers hold matching white and green-tinted ivory playing pieces. Late 18th century.

45" wide by 24" deep by 29" high
Italian, Regence period, black lacquer and gilt bronze bureau plat
Item No. 751
Italian, Regence period, black lacquer and gilt bronze bureau plat

With gold-embossed, leather blotter, giltwood border, and legs terminating in bronze sabots (hoof feet). Early 18th century.
French, Regence period bureau en pente
Item No. 667
French, Regence period bureau en pente

Early 18th century and later. In solid, carved oak with legs terminating in "pied de sabots."

38" high by 27" wide by 24" deep
French, Neoclassical style, flame mahogany bureau plat
Item No. 680
French, Neoclassical style, flame mahogany bureau plat

19th century.
Italian, Louis XV period 'cartonnier'
Item No. 614
Italian, Louis XV period "cartonnier"

Crème painted with ebonized accents, having four leather drawers above the writing surface and separated by a display alcove (shown here with Item 316, Greco-Roman, porcelain urn). 18th century.

62" wide by 40" deep by 48" tall
Louis XV style, Italian bureau plat
Item No. 414
Louis XV style, Italian bureau plat

With painted verde gris finish and embossed leather writing surface, exaggerated cabriole legs ending in pied de sabots. Late 18th or early 19th century.

65" wide by 29" deep by 30" high
Louis XV style, chinoiserie secretary ('dos d'ane')
Item No. 394
Louis XV style, chinoiserie secretary ("dos d'ane")

Painted and gilded with black lacquer base. Late 18th or early 19th century.

29" wide by 18" deep by 38" high
Important, French, Louis XV-Louis XVI Transition period scriban
Item No. 525
Important, French, Louis XV-Louis XVI Transition period scriban

From the port city of Nantes. In solid, carved acacia (mimosa tree). Third quarter of the 18th century.
Flemish, Baroque period refectory table
Item No. 493
Flemish, Baroque period refectory table

In solid oak with draw leaves at both ends. First half of the 17th century.
Louis XV style, chinoiserie commode scriban
Item No. 439
Louis XV style, chinoiserie commode scriban

Gilded and painted with ivory inlay. 19th century.

38" wide by 20" deep (when closed) 35" deep (when opened) by 43½" high
French, Louis XVI period 'commode/scriban' (slant-top secretary)
Item No. 350
French, Louis XVI period "commode/scriban" (slant-top secretary)

In walnut, with kingwood banding outlined with satinwood and ebony stringing. 18th century.

32¼" wide by 19" deep by 40½" high
Spanish refectory table
Item No. 309
Spanish refectory table

Catalan refectory table with characteristic lyre-shaped legs in carved walnut and forged iron stretcher. Late 17th or early 18th century. Extensive provenance available.

68½" wide by 29½" deep by 31" high
17th century, Spanish refectory table
Item No. 307
17th century, Spanish refectory table

Catalan refectory table with characteristic lyre-shaped legs in carved walnut and forged iron stretcher. The land is one solid walnut board.

52" long by 30" wide by 31" high
French Provençal, Louis XVI style desk
Item No. 113
French Provençal, Louis XVI style desk

Carved cherry with four drawers on each side. 19th century.

52½" long by 34½" wide by 30" high
French, Transition Louis XV-XVI writing desk
Item No. 20
French, Transition Louis XV-XVI writing desk

Pearwood, mahogany, ebony, and rosewood parquetry. Single drawer, brass-banded edge, finished back. Circa 1780's.

40½" wide by 29¼" deep
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English, George I style, chinoiserie, fall-front secretary
Item No. 1027
English, George I style, chinoiserie, fall-front secretary

Painted and parcel gilded with red laquer. Circa 1880.
Very fine, French, Louis XV period bureau dos d'ane
Item No. 968
Very fine, French, Louis XV period bureau dos d'ane

Of bombé form with floral marquetry inlay, resting upon four delicately shaped cabriole legs; having original gilded bronze mounts and fall-front lid that opens to reveal leather writing surface and four interior drawers. Stamped "L·BOUDIN". Mid-18th century.
Rare, French, Louis XVI period secrétaire à abattant
Item No. 975
Rare, French, Louis XVI period secrétaire à abattant

Marquetry-inlaid with musical trophies, urns, and floral bouquets. Circa 1780.

Stamped "G. Kemp." (Guillaume Kemp - active 1757–86, master 1764).



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