Antique walnut Library Table late 19th early 20th century. This table has a rectangular-shaped top (which is made from a single board), a clean/plain skirt with two large drawers, and is raised upon four turned legs. It is constructed out of European walnut. The table is in very good condition for its age. It has some age imperfections that are expected from a 100 years old piece. Both drawers are missing original locks otherwise, the table is all in original condition. Origin German or Austria.
Measurements are: 58” L x 33 ½” W x 31” H and 24” H floor to apron.
Bonheur Du Jour Ormolu and Sevres Style Porcelain-Mounted Amboyna and Ebony Napoleon III 19th Century. France
An antique 19th century French Napoleon III Bonheur du jour, or type of lady's writing desk. It is ornately designed with emboyna and ebony and decorated with Sevres style porcelain. Its architectural galleried upper section has a central mirrored niche flanked by Corinthian columns. The upper section also has a pair of cupboard doors decorated with a ribbon-tied porcelain plaque with painted depictions of Marie Antoinette and Mme Elisabeth in their centers. Cupboards open to a single shelf, and a leather writing surface sits over a rectangular case. Below are smaller drawers decorated with a porcelain-inset guilloche frieze. This frieze has a larger porcelain inset in its center front. Below these smaller drawers in the lower section are two large shelves framed by tapering fluted legs. The columnar legs have a porcelain plaque in their middle. The shelves have a mirrored back and shaped under tier with four short feet.
Overall – 53” L x 22” D x 62” H with open writing drawer - 37” D
Top shelve (of the bottom portion) opening – 52” L x 9” D x 9” H
Bottom shelve (of the bottom portion) opening – 52” L x 16” D x 10” H
Writing drawer top -24” W x 13” D
Each top portion – left and right shelving is 13 ½” W x 10 ½” D, middle shelving 18 ½” W x 12” D
Center mirrored niche – 17”L x 9” D x 24”H
Dimensions and Specifications:
- Size: 30 ½” H x 37” W x 22” D.
- Opening from the floor to the bottom of the drawer is 24 ½”