Mahogany and gilded bronze cylinder desk, Empire style, 19th century
Large cylinder desk in mahogany and flamed mahogany veneer in the Empire style. This secretary with semi-cylindrical flap has eight drawers with palmette keys on the front: five on the belt and three on an upper tier, itself topped with a green marble top. The flap is flanked by rich ormolu ornaments decorated with winged victories, palms, a frieze of water leaves, and a chariot led by a love in the front. Opening with two pulls in ormolu swan necks, the cylinder reveals a sliding tray covered with leather and surrounded by a frieze of gilded palmettes, a niche and three drawers with a pull in fleurons. The set rests on four uprights in braced columns.
Dimensions of the writing tray : D.51,5 x L.119,5 cm
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Dim: W: 142,5cm, D: 72cm, H: 127cm.
Dim: W: 56,1in, D: 28,3in, H: 50in.
Condition report: In very good condition. Each drawer has its keys.