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Antique French Abattant Secretary Carved Desk Cabinet Renaissance Louis XIII

Antique French Abattant Secretary Carved Desk Cabinet Renaissance Louis XIII

$ 4,145.00

Geaux Vintage Antiques


Antique French Abattant Secretary Drop Front Carved Desk Cabinet Renaissance Louis III


~Direct from France~

~Lovely 19th century French “secrétaire à abattant”, SO elegant and classic, and having over-the-top hand carved details!~


~True abattant style with a marble top, “fall front” and four storage drawers~

~The carvings are extraordinary, with Black Forest inspired twig handle and foliate carvings on the upper drawer, and large center door featuring a French basket of fruit and flowers in the center medallion!~
~Raised, carved beveled molding frames the center door, and full length reeded and carved posts flank the door and the lower bank of drawers~
~Three large lower drawers each have a large dimensional carved handle with carved foliate scrolls around~
~Lower triple beveled edge carved stepped out molding~

~ALWAYS A SIGN OF QUALITY, notice each side has recessed panels that are completely hand carved and trimmed with carved molding!~

~Inside the fall front, carved trim above the open storage and four drawers.  Fall front has felt covered writing area.~

~Quality throughout with the hand carvings and dovetailed drawers~

~Solid oak, heavy and strong, well built by craftsmen of the period~

~This is a period piece, an investment and an heirloom, to use, enjoy and pass on to generations to come!~




55.5”height x 28” x 16.5”.


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.

Please note this longer time period for white glove service; no refunds will be given because of the length of delivery time.  Free pick-up is also available at our location in Shreveport, LA.



Good condition for its age, with normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches and imperfections.  Separation in carved door; chipping around keyhole.  Key included, but old locks are finicky and NOT guaranteed.  New hooks & gold chains hold the opened drop front and don’t support enough, buyer needs to replace them with something stronger.  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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