French Rococo Drop-Leaf Secretaire Bronze Sessile Oak France 18th Cent

Code :  ANMORI0108792

French Rococo Drop-Leaf Secretaire Bronze Sessile Oak France 18th Cent

Code :  ANMORI0108792


French Rococo Drop-Leaf Secretaire Bronze Sessile Oak France 18th Cent


Style:  Rococo (1730-1770)

Age:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Francia

Main essence:  Rosewood Oak

Material:  Bronze


French Rococo open drop-leaf secretaire supported by curved legs; it has a drawer and two smaller ones surmounted by a folding door that hides a compartment with a Morocco leather writing surfece, drawers and open compartements. Veneered wood with sessile oak interiors, bronze details.

Product Condition:
The item shows signs of wear due to age. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures. It may require restoration and recovery of french polish. Product with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lawful Origin.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 94
Width: 75,5
Depth: 46

With certificate of authenticity

Certificate issued by:  Enrico Sala

Additional Information

Style: Rococo (1730-1770)

Rococo is an ornamental style that developed in France in the first half of the eighteenth century as an evolution of the late Baroque.
It is distinguished by the great elegance and sumptuousness of the shapes, characterized by branched undulations in curls and light floral arabesques.
They are expressed above all in decorations, furnishings, fashion and the production of objects.
The term "rococo" derives from the French rocaille, a word used to indicate a type of decoration made with stones, rocks and shells, used as embellishment of garden pavilions and caves.
Rococo was born in France in the second twenty years of the 18th century, under the reign of Louis XV.
Characterized by delicacy, grace, elegance, joyfulness and brightness, it stood in stark contrast to the heaviness and stronger colors adopted from the previous Baroque period.
Rococo motifs seek to reproduce the typical feeling of the worry-free aristocratic life or light novel rather than heroic battles or religious figures.
Towards the end of the 18th century the Rococo will in turn be replaced by the neoclassical style.
FineArt: Il Rococò
FineArt: still life with flowers and fruits in the open air
The furnishings of the Neapolitan Rococò
Rococò taste in Veronese version
The new taste in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany between Rococò and Neoclassicism

Age: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Main essence:


Under the term Rosewood various exotic, hard and heavy woods have been united, characterized by a color that varies from pink to violet. Their origin is usually from Latin America, India and Africa and are still considered very valuable woods. Until the end of the eighteenth century, this name also referred to the bois de violette . In general, rosewood woods began to be imported into Europe starting in 1750 and were first used for veneers and inlays in England, flanked, by contrast, with lighter woods. Later, entire valuable furniture was manufactured both in England, mainly in the Regency style, and in France, starting from the Neoclassical period.


Under the name of oak or oak various types of woods derived from plants of the genus quercus are grouped. They are always resistant, hard and compact woods. Oak is lighter than oak, both are used for more rustic furniture or for the interiors of French and English antique furniture. In other processes it was gradually replaced by the advent of exotic woods considered more valuable since the 18th century.

Material: Bronze

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