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Antique French Boulle Louis XV Style Napoleon III Secretary Desk, 19th Century

$5,840.00
19th Century Napoleon III period French Louis XV style, Boulle style secretary desk cabinet. The secretary has opulent brass marquetry on a background of red tortoiseshell with gilt bronze ornaments. Upper portion of the  cabinet have three drawers and center door with fitted shelve interior, each side has three graduated open shelves. There is a single open shelve above the door decorated with a pierced bronze gallery. The cabinet's bottom portion has a central drawer and a sliding writing top covered with green felt. The drawer is decorated in the same style as the cabinet's upper portion. It stands on and is flanked by S- shaped cabriole legs executed with bronze sabot feet. The cabinet is in excellent general condition. It had some restoration by antique renovation specialists, and is structurally sound. Size: 29 ½” L X 20” D X 52” H – Writing surface – 22 ½” L X 11” D – 23”H From the floor to the bottom of the drawer

Bonheur Du Jour Ormolu and Sevres Style Porcelain-Mounted Amboyna and Ebony Napoleon III 19th Century. France

$14,950.00

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.

Dimensions:

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

Petit Ladies Writing Desk – French 19th Century Louis XV

$1,480.00
An antique 19th century French Louis XV style petite writing desk. It has a single long drawer with two bronze original handles, connected by four S-shape legs with bottom bronze mounts. Carved into the desk's top surface, into its apron sides and into its front are carved foliage scrolls with a single branch, accented with a black color. The desk is constructed out of exotic Lacewood. This desk is in very sturdy condition, it had minor professional restoration and repairs.

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”