STATUS : SOLD
PRICE : NC.
CONDITION : Excellent
AVAILABLE QUANTITY : 0
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Large Louis XVI mahogany cylinder desk, bookcase integrated on top, France, 18th century circa 1780-90.
Cylinder desks were created at the end of Louis XV reign ; they are mechanical pieces of furniture, which allows - once closed - to keep the work spread on the desktop confidential.
Our cylinder desk opens with a leather-trimmed sliding tray, a bookcase and 6 drawers at the top, 3 small drawers inside the cylinder (including a secret drawer), and 3 drawers under the belt plus a double drawer with a chest inside.
Mounted on oak, our cylinder is a high quality Parisian production but unsigned. Some details are high quality signs :
- all sides veneered with a beautiful Cuban mahogany
- a secret compartment (the upper right drawer has a double bottom that reveals a secret cavity to hide valuable items)
- all the locks are clover-shaped
Our desk looks like a large and spectacular model, yet it is not the "giant" size - the same size as a large commode (130 x 65cm).
Excellent condition, completely restored with a new varnish. Shiny finish without accidents or lack. The original gilt leather was preserved.
Length : 129cm
Depth : 63cm
Total height : 169cm