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Antique French Renaissance Secretary Abattant Desk Carved Oak Embossed Brass

Antique French Renaissance Secretary Abattant Desk Carved Oak Embossed Brass

$ 7,145.00
Antique French Renaissance Secretary Abattant Desk Carved Oak Embossed Brass

~Direct from France~
~ Stunning 19th century French “secrétaire à abattant”, SO elegant and classic, with over-the-top hand carved details!~
~True abattant style, with center “fall front” drop down opening that reveals drawers and storage and a writing area/desktop~
~Tall size allows for large amounts of storage inside the double upper doors and double lower doors~

~The carvings are extraordinary; large upper crown features carved French gadrooning panel with three dimensional carved lion masks~
~ “Black forest” style fruit and foliate carvings on all sides of the upper embossed brass metal panel door inserts~
~Center fall front features a dimensional geometric design with carvings on the inset panel~
~Lower desk has carvings flanking two more embossed metal panels~
~Intriguing design on the four embossed brass metal panels…each one is a different design of cupids and figures, possibly depicting the four seasons~
~Lower open carved trim on the front and on both sides~

~Inside the fall front, six drawers flanking the large open storage area; fall front has felt covered writing area.~
~Quality throughout with dovetailed drawers~
~Solid oak, heavy and strong, well built by craftsmen of the period~

74.25” ht. (over 6 ft.) x 41” x 19”.
Leg clearance when writing area open, approx. 29.5”.
Flat writing area when open, 29” x 14.5”.

NOTE: All of our antiques are direct from Europe. I personally select each item for the quality, design and unique characteristics that you will always find in our distinctive inventory at Geaux Vintage Antiques.
Please shop our store and feel free to email with any questions!

Due to the larger size, this item requires freight service. White glove service, fully insured, FOB Shreveport, delivered and placed inside your home (first floor only). Typically 5-7 weeks, depending on your location.
Free pick-up is also available at our location in Shreveport, LA.

Good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections. Keys included, but old locks are not guaranteed.
I always provide multiple photos that should be considered as an integral part of the description and I encourage you to email with any questions prior to making a purchase. Please keep in mind antique furniture should be purchased for its uniqueness, higher quality material and craftsmanship and antique patina…NOT for like-new condition.

Geaux Vintage Antiques has a large inventory of French, English and European antique furniture, as well as an outstanding selection of antique home décor. “…with all that, why ‘Geaux’ anywhere else?”…

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