Writing Desk Mahogany France XIX Century

France, Late XIX Century

Code :  ANTASC0178160

Writing Desk Mahogany France XIX Century

France, Late XIX Century

Code :  ANTASC0178160


Writing Desk Mahogany France XIX Century - France, Late XIX Century


France, Late XIX Century

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Origin:  Francia

Main essence:  Cherry tree Mahogany

Material:  Leather , Mahogany veneer


Mahogany veneered mechanical writing desk, France, late 19th century. Top with top with 3 drawers, front with flap door concealing cabinet with 4 drawers that slides forward, fitted with a morocco insert, band under the top with 3 drawers, perforated shelves joining the legs, the latter turned. Decorated with frames. Cherry interior.

Product Condition:
Product that due to age and wear requires restoration and re-polishing. We try to present the real state of the furniture as fully as possible with photos. If some details are not clear from the photos, what is reported in the description will prevail.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 107
Width: 103
Depth: 65

Additional Information

Age: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Main essence:

Cherry tree

Obtained from prunus cerasus , a plant of oriental origin, it is a hard wood with a light and delicate color, with a reddish vein. Due to its diffusion and availability it was used in Europe in popular furniture. In cabinet making, in the seventeenth century, it was widely used in France and England for inlay work. In Italy it was very successful in Lucca. It was also very popular in the United States for the manufacture, from the late 1600s, of commonly used furniture.
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It is one of the most precious and sought-after woods in cabinet making. It was discovered in Central America around 1600 and began to be imported to England in the 1700s. Much appreciated for its hardness and indestructibility, it became widespread following the blocking of walnut exports from France in 1720 and the consequent elimination of English import duties on mahogany from the colonies in America and India. The most valuable version comes from Cuba, but it became very expensive. At the end of the 18th century it began to be used also in France in Louis XVI, Directory and Empire furniture, its diffusion declined starting from when Napoleon, in 1810, forbade its import. It was generally used in the manufacture of elegant furniture, due to its characteristics and beautiful grain.



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