This is an Mahogany & Brass Empire Revival antique Pedestal Desk dating from around 1880. It is a fine example of a French Empire Revival pedestal desk in mahogany with hand hammered brass decoration.
Having been crafted from superb quality mahogany, this antique pedestal desk features a very attractive rectangular green and gold tooled leather inset writing surface which not only looks good but is also a joy to write on.
By way of storage, there are three large frieze drawers in addition to the three draws that can be found in each of the pedestals. All of the drawers feature the original ormolu drop handles. Each drawer also features beautiful hand cut dovetails and is lined with solid oak.
One of the drawers features a lockable internal compartment for storage of personal items and correspondence. In order to increase the available work space you will note that there is also a pull out slide on each side of the desk, each of which also features a green leather top with gold tooling to match the writing surface on the desk top.
This antique pedestal desk is supplied complete with working locks and keys.
More about the Empire Style
Empire Style was a French design movement in architecture, furniture and other decorative arts that took place in the early 19th Century. It was inspired by Napoleon I and taking its name from his First French Empire, it took its motifs from the ancient Greek and Roman empires as well as from ancient Egypt when Napoleon’s successful military campaigns in the region brought renewed interest in ancient Egyptian archaeology and artifacts. This style was revived during the latter part of the 19th century.
This antique pedestal desk is in superb condition. It has been fully restored in our workshops, by our own craftsmen and to the highest standards. You can see this for yourself by examining the photographs included in this description.
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