circa: 1890 width: 50 height: 55 length: 29 This exquisite walnut desk was handmade in France around 1890 and recently imported to our Atlanta furniture store. Today, the walnut displays a deep, lustrous complexion and a striking grain, both of which have grown even more beautiful over the years with the development of a lovely patina. The gold-tooled green leather makes a lovely contrast with the wood, as do the solid brass hardware and stained glass doors. The lower cabinet doors are also adorned with detailed carvings, while turned columns flank all four cabinets. Each drawer of course features hand-cut dovetails, and all but the two glass-door cabinets still lock with an accompanying key. Uniquely, the desktop slides out by several inches, allowing the user to shrink or expand workspace quickly and conveniently. This desk has also sustained the normal assortment of surface wear, including various scratches and stress marks. Also, it should be noted that there is a small space between the hood and the desktop that will show through to the wall--this is part of the desk design but may escape notice in some of the pictures. Structural integrity remains impressively firm, so overall this desk remains in excellent condition for its age.
Antique Desks & Secretaries