Antique French Abattant Secretary Carved Desk Cabinet Renaissance Louis XIII
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!~
~VERY SLENDER SIZE MAKES THIS A FABULOUS CABINET FOR PLACEMENT ANYWHERE IN YOUR HOME!~
~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”.
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.
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