Antique Desks

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French, Louis XVI period, marquetry-inlaid secretaire abattant
Item No. 1085
French, Louis XVI period, marquetry-inlaid secretaire abattant

In rosewood, walnut, and satinwood; having original marble top in gray with white veining; the fall-front opening to reveal a writing surface and interior drawers. Late 18th century. Bearing the signature of Jean Laurent Cosson ("COSSON").

58½" high by 41" wide by 18" deep
Very fine, French, Louis XV style, black lacquer (chinoiserie) bureauplat
Item No. 1061
Very fine, French, Louis XV style, black lacquer (chinoiserie) bureauplat

With bronze d'ore mounts and original gilt, embossed leather blotter. Mid-19th century.

67" wide by 33½" deep by 30¼" high
Very fine, Louis XVI period bureauplat
Item No. 1055
Very fine, Louis XVI period bureauplat

In Cuban mahogany with gilt bronze mounts, having tapered and fluted legs. Bearing the signature of "Jean Laurent COSSON." Late 18th century.

64½" wide by 35½" deep by 29" high
Fine, English Regency style bureau plat
Item No. 1038
Fine, English Regency style bureau plat

In rosewood with brass trim; having three drawers; the top inset with gilt, embossed, dark-blue leather blotter; raised on brass casters. Finished on all sides, suitable for placement in the center of a room. Circa 1900.

61" wide by 35" deep by 30" high
Italian, Baroque period, chinoiserie, painted and parcel-gilt secretaire bookcase
Item No. 586
Italian, Baroque period, chinoiserie, painted and parcel-gilt secretaire bookcase

Early 18th century.

91" high by 48½" wide by 21¼" deep
Fine, Provençal, Louis XVI period commode scriban
Item No. 1033
Fine, Provençal, Louis XVI period commode scriban

In solid, carved walnut. From Nimes, France. Circa 1780.
Rare, Alsacian, Louis XVI period bureau a cylindre
Item No. 1021
Rare, Alsacian, Louis XVI period bureau a cylindre

In walnut and other exotic woods; having marquetry and parquetry inlay and original brass mounts. Last quarter of the 18th century.
Fine, Venetian, Rococo style polychrome decorated desk
Item No. 894
Fine, Venetian, Rococo style polychrome decorated desk

The cartouche shaped top with tooled peach leather inset over a long center drawer, raised on cabriole legs, overall painted with simians at play all on a parchment ground. 19th century.

64½" wide by 30" deep by 32" high
Late Renaissance, Spanish credenzia table
Item No. 990
Late Renaissance, Spanish credenzia table

Late 16th or early 17th century in solid, carved walnut on all four sides with two drawers and wrought iron stretcher (restored).

54" wide by 26" deep by 34" high
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).
Italian, Baroque period, painted slant-front desk
Item No. 972
Italian, Baroque period, painted slant-front desk

Circa 1700

43" high by 52½" wide by 24½" deep
Very fine, French provincial, Regence period secretaire en bibliotheque
Item No. 872
Very fine, French provincial, Regence period secretaire en bibliotheque

From Southwestern France bearing the "Croix de Malte" in marquetry and with chapeau de gendarme cornice and arbalette façade on the drawers of the bottom compartment. Circa 1715-1727.

98½" high by 44¾" wide by 22½" deep
Very fine French, Neoclassical style, brass-mounted bureau plat
Item No. 937
Very fine French, Neoclassical style, brass-mounted bureau plat

In solid mahogany with flame mahogany veneers, tapered, fluted legs terminating above elegant brass mounts, original hand-tooled leather, five drawers, and tirets (pull-out surfaces) on both sides. Circa 1830.

64" wide (94" wide with both tirets extended) by 31" deep by 30" high
Catalan, Baroque period, marquetry-inlaid, slant-front bureau
Item No. 816
Catalan, Baroque period, marquetry-inlaid, slant-front bureau

In walnut veneer with boxwood inlay, monogram surmounted by a crown. Two small external drawers above three long drawers, with an additional six interior drawers behind fold-down writing compartment. First half of the 18th century.

49½" high by 46" wide by 23½" deep
Fine, English, George I style, chinoiserie, fall-front secretary
Item No. 915
Fine, English, George I style, chinoiserie, fall-front secretary

In black lacquer, painted and parcel gilded. Late 19th or early 20th century.
Fine, Italian, Rococo style, polychrome-painted and laca povera bureau bookcase
Item No. 857
Fine, Italian, Rococo style, polychrome-painted and laca povera bureau bookcase

Late 19th or early 20th century.

93½" high by 42" wide by 21" deep
Italian, Renaissance period, walnut refectory table
Item No. 819
Italian, Renaissance period, walnut refectory table

In solid, carved walnut. Suitable for use as a large desk. 16th century with restorations.

68" wide by 29¾" high by 34" deep
Spanish, iron-mounted, polychrome, parcel-gilt and bone-inlaid Vargueño (travelling trunk on stand)
Item No. 821
Spanish, iron-mounted, polychrome, parcel-gilt and bone-inlaid Vargueño (travelling trunk on stand)

In solid, carved walnut. 17th century. The rectangular case enclosing fourteen drawers and two cupboard doors, on a later walnut stand fitted with two small drawers and with later carved embellishments.

59½" high by by 47¾" wide by 17½" deep
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



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