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Antique French Carved Oak Renaissance Desk Bureau Drop Front Secretary Gothic

Antique French Carved Oak Renaissance Desk Bureau Drop Front Secretary Gothic

$ 5,935.00

 

 

 

Antique French Carved Oak Renaissance Desk Bureau Drop Front Secretary

 

~Direct from France~

~STUNNING, over 7 ft. tall antique French “drop front” secretary/desk, have you ever seen warrior panels and serpents like this??~

~Ornate hand carving everywhere, with intricate details from top to bottom!~

~The full figural carved warriors catch your attention first, with  their intriguing headwear, their carved Cross shields and a mythical serpent at their feet!! I’ve tried to research this design, but haven’t found anything similar!~

~Upper crown has a commanding carved figural head in the center with open carvings across the entire crown~

~And the “theme” is continued on the carved “drop front” or slant front with carved dual warrior & serpent designs!~

~Fully carved fronts on all six of the lower drawers with each having original brass hardware~

~AND THE FITTED INSIDE IS UNBELIEVABLE…it has BOTH of the original “hidden” pull outs (they look like books but are secret compartments)…and it has a hidden compartment below the fitted drawers!~

~TWO pullout wood rods, one on either side, to support the drop front when opened~

~SOLID, Heavy and strong, lovely oak grain, well built by craftsmen of the period~

~c1840~

 

Measurements:

90”height (over 7 ft.  tall) x 39” x 20.5”;

Flat area when opened out, 35” x 13”.

 

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!

 

Shipping:

Professional packaging and shipping on this item will require freight service due to the  size.

White glove service , fully insured, FOB Shreveport, delivered and placed inside your home (first floor only), typically 4-6 weeks, depending on your location.

   Please email Geaux Vintage Antiques with your zip code for a shipping estimate.

 

Condition:

This item is in good condition for its VERY OLD age, with normal signs of age and use, dings, scratches, and other imperfections, wear to the finish, chips on wood edges, etc.  I will include a key but locks are not functional, upper left side lock has been removed so there’s a little crater behind the metal exterior.  The inside fitted area has wear/damage to the inlaid little center door, as to be expected.  THIS IS A PERIOD PIECE AND ONLY FOR THOSE UNDERSTANDING ABOUT ANTIQUE AGE & WEAR.  I always provide multiple photos that should be considered as an integral part of the description and I encourage you to email me with any questions you might have prior to bidding.  Please keep in mind antique furniture should be purchased for its uniqueness, higher quality material and craftsmanship and antique patina, charm and character….NOT for like-new condition!!!


I also invite you to take a minute to visit my online store, Geaux Vintage Antiques, to see more English and European antique furniture, barley twist items, beveled mirrors, wall shelves, and many other unique and personally selected pieces for your home or office décor!

 

 …”with all that, why Geaux anywhere else?”…

 

 


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