Vintage French Carved Walnut Writing Desk
This beautiful large vintage carved desk has been made in the late 18th century style of Louis XV. It is made from solid carved walnut. It has recently benefited from traditional restoration including cleaning and wax polishing.
The desk has a burgundy writing leather with gilt and blind tooling. The top is fitted with two slides to either side which increase the writing surface considerably. These are accessed by opening the end drawers which allows them to be pulled out.
The front of the desk is fitted with three deep drawers. The end drawers are serpentine shaped to front and have ornate brass keys, used to open the drawers with as they have no conventional handles. The central drawer has no lock and is opened by pulling from beneath.
The desk is carved all round with a very decorative design consisting of acanthus leaves, cartouches and hare bells. the design is continued all round so that the desk can be used as a freestanding piece of furniture.
The desk stands on four cabriole legs terminating in scroll feet.
This is a most attractive and functional desk and would make a lovely focal point in a study or office.
Width: 67 inches – 170 cm
Width with slides out: 91 inches – 231 cm
Depth: 34.5 inches – 88cm
Height to top: 30 inches – 76cm
Height to knee-hole: 23 inches – 58cm
If you are interested in this Vintage French Walnut Desk please contact us quoting reference: SN707