19th century French Carved Secretary Petite Writing Desk Barley Twist Louis XIII
19th century French Carved Secretary Petite Writing Desk Barley Twist Louis XIII.
Direct from France, a beautifully appointed petite drop front walnut secretary/writing desk!
With its outstanding profile, this piece is an excellent choice for placement throughout your home, from foyer to living area, as a bedside cabinet, and of course, in a library of home office.
The gorgeous, paneled drop front features French floral and foliate carvings, with carved scale trim to either side.
Lower desk has barley twist Corinthian column legs on all sides, and the silhouette is further defined with three carved baluster legs that extend from upper carved arch panels to the beveled trestle below.
Other features include a full-length front drawer with carved front panel, and wide, carved ogee moulding to the top.
Quality throughout with dovetailed drawer; well built by craftsmen of the period, circa1890.
49” ht. x 29.5” x 18.25”.
Flat writing area when opened, 24” x 13.75”.
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. …” with all that, why ‘Geaux’ anywhere else?” …
Good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections. Included multiple photos should be considered as an integral part of the description.
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. Please contact Geaux Vintage Antiques with any questions or for more photos!