Sloping desk / sloping secretary / back donkey secretary from the Louis XV, Louis XVI transition period.
Very high quality 18th century work.
The subtly arched feet typical of the Louis XV style support a straighter body dressed in Greek specific to the Louis XVI style .
Likewise, the flap is designed with beautiful curves associated with the Louis XV style.
Double-sided, this secretary has 5 exterior drawers, 4 interior drawers and 1 secret compartment inside.
The tablet is adorned with its original tawny leather decorated with gold patterns.
Height of the tablet: 69 cm.
Dimensions of the tablet: 77 cm x 32 cm.
The rosewood is worked in symmetrical crimping and is highlighted by the darker color of the rosewood.
In addition, sycamore fillets, forming the Greek Louis XVI, create a subtle and elegant border.
Finally, subtle chiseled and gilded bronzes, keyhole entries, uprights and clogs, dress this secretary.
Note a restoration of one of the legs (visible in the photo) and the wood on the back to be worked on (visible in the photo).
There is a decorative key for the flap, and a functional key for the drawers.
A lock is missing and another has been changed recently.
Length: 80 cm
Width: 42 cm
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