French Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Brass Kneehole Desk

French Louis XVI-style (19/20th Century) mahogany kneehole desk having a vanity panel front and two pedestal sides with fluted trim containing several lockable drawers under a brown leather inset desktop trimmed in brass with extendable writing surfaces on either side. (Has keys)
ITEM #
NWL6523
WIDTH
57.0"
STYLE
French Louis XVI
DEPTH
29.5"
COLOR
Brown, Gold
HEIGHT
31.3"
CATEGORY
Furniture > Tables > Desks Library Tables
$16,500 (USD)
In Stock
Qty: 1

French Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Brass Kneehole Desk

In Stock
$16,500
Quantity: 1
French Louis XVI-style (19/20th Century) mahogany kneehole desk having a vanity panel front and two pedestal sides with fluted trim containing several lockable drawers under a brown leather inset desktop trimmed in brass with extendable writing surfaces on either side. (Has keys)
ITEM #
NWL6523
WIDTH
57.0"
DEPTH
29.5"
HEIGHT
31.3"
STYLE
French Louis XVI
COLOR
Brown, Gold
Category
Furniture > Tables > Desks Library Tables
Louis XVI

Louis XVI

King Louis-Auguste reigned in France between 1774 to 1793. The Louis XVI style was a return to classicism looking to Greek and Roman culture for inspiration. Characteristics of this style were architectural ornamentation, classic symmetry, geometric marquetry,decorative escutcheons, small mechanized elements, and the predominant use of mahogany with linear gilt bronze mounts that emphasized veneers. Decorative motifs such as garland swags, horns of plenty, vasiform shapes, olive leaves, and cone finials were common and often referencing historical styles.

Kneehole desk

Kneehole desk

Popularized in the early 18th Century England, the kneehole desk has a top supported by two lower portions often taking the form of drawers with space in between for a person's legs when they are sitting at a chair facing the desk.

Pedestal

Pedestal

A tall, narrow base which supports a statue, lamp, vase or any decorative object. Usually treated with moldings at the top and a base block on the bottom. Without moldings it is called a plinth.

Mahogany

Mahogany

Mahogany is a straight grained hard wood with silky texture, ranging in color from dark brown to red. Furniture made from mahogany became popular in Britain from Mid-18th Century on, spreading throughout Europe.

Louis XVI

Louis XVI

King Louis-Auguste reigned in France between 1774 to 1793. The Louis XVI style was a return to classicism looking to Greek and Roman culture for inspiration. Characteristics of this style were architectural ornamentation, classic symmetry, geometric marquetry,decorative escutcheons, small mechanized elements, and the predominant use of mahogany with linear gilt bronze mounts that emphasized veneers. Decorative motifs such as garland swags, horns of plenty, vasiform shapes, olive leaves, and cone finials were common and often referencing historical styles.

Kneehole desk

Kneehole desk

Popularized in the early 18th Century England, the kneehole desk has a top supported by two lower portions often taking the form of drawers with space in between for a person's legs when they are sitting at a chair facing the desk.

Pedestal

Pedestal

A tall, narrow base which supports a statue, lamp, vase or any decorative object. Usually treated with moldings at the top and a base block on the bottom. Without moldings it is called a plinth.

Mahogany

Mahogany

Mahogany is a straight grained hard wood with silky texture, ranging in color from dark brown to red. Furniture made from mahogany became popular in Britain from Mid-18th Century on, spreading throughout Europe.

Louis XVI

Louis XVI

King Louis-Auguste reigned in France between 1774 to 1793. The Louis XVI style was a return to classicism looking to Greek and Roman culture for inspiration. Characteristics of this style were architectural ornamentation, classic symmetry, geometric marquetry,decorative escutcheons, small mechanized elements, and the predominant use of mahogany with linear gilt bronze mounts that emphasized veneers. Decorative motifs such as garland swags, horns of plenty, vasiform shapes, olive leaves, and cone finials were common and often referencing historical styles.

Kneehole desk

Kneehole desk

Popularized in the early 18th Century England, the kneehole desk has a top supported by two lower portions often taking the form of drawers with space in between for a person's legs when they are sitting at a chair facing the desk.

Pedestal

Pedestal

A tall, narrow base which supports a statue, lamp, vase or any decorative object. Usually treated with moldings at the top and a base block on the bottom. Without moldings it is called a plinth.

Mahogany

Mahogany

Mahogany is a straight grained hard wood with silky texture, ranging in color from dark brown to red. Furniture made from mahogany became popular in Britain from Mid-18th Century on, spreading throughout Europe.

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