• Circa: 1890
• Provenance: France
• Period: 3rd Republic
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Size: 4ft 3⅛” wide x 2ft 1⅗” deep
• Shaped moulded top edge
• Green leather with gold tooling
• Inverted moulded drawer fronts
• Carved serpentine apron
• 5 working drawers
• Hand dovetailed drawers
• Original bass handles
• Working lock and key to centre drawer
• Mirror matching dummy drawers to the rear
• Cabriole legs with carved toes
• Designed to be free-standing in the centre of a room
• Fantastic original colour & patination
• Excellent condition
• Single piece desk (does not dismantle)
• Free 14 Day UK Returns
Here is an example of a very good quality antique French oak & leather carved provincial French 3rd Empire centre room desk, circa 1890. Encompassing a good quality single green leather top with a gold-tooled perimeter, the top has a lovely thumb-molded edge. Below, there is a bank of five working drawers; all featuring carved inverted moulded drawer fronts, all of which retain their original brass handles & escutcheons. The oak lined drawers are constructed with hand-dovetailed joints, oak drawer bottoms and quarter beading to the frame. The centre drawer features the original working lock (with a working key). There is a pretty shaped frieze below the central drawer. The shaped apron is continued all the way round the desk. Floral carved mouldings adorn the corners of the desk frame. The sides and back of the desk feature inset fielded oak panels. The desk stands on elegant cabriole legs with carved toes.
This style of desk was designed to be freestanding in the middle of the room; this is why there is decorative detail on the sides and to the back of the desk. This is a single piece desk and does not dismantle.
This desk boasts a warm mid-brown oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination – this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This desk would look superb in a variety of rooms from the work place to the home office. It would certainly grace any home or office and a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The desk is in excellent original condition. The green leather is in very good condition. There are no marks, stains or scratches to the top of the leather. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the desk frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There is no missing handles or any damage to the frame or legs. All drawers are smooth running and close flush to the frame. The central drawer retains its original working lock (with a working key). The drawer bottoms and linings are all constructed of solid oak and hand-dovetailed. This item is solid in joint and ready to be used.
External height = 74.1cm or 29⅛” or 2ft 5⅛”
External width (top) = 130cm or 51⅛” or 4ft 3⅛”
External depth (top) = 65cm or 25⅗” or 2ft 1⅗”
Knee height = 58.7cm or 24” or 2ft
Knee width = 49.5cm or 19½” or 1ft 7½”
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Ref. French Desk 24