Louis XV Genoese Walnut Veneer Fall Front Bureau Secretaire Desk
An exceptional Italian Genoese walnut veneered and inlaid fall front bureau dating back to the second half of 18th century, of Genoese origin.
The fall opening to a fitted interior of six small drawers, pigeon holes and one central small door with an engraving.
The waving front of this antique Italian cabinet shows two short, small and convex drawers above two long and deep drawers; the scalloped lower front is part of the lower drawer. The whole raised on cabriolet feet.
The veneer is placed obliquely, in a herringbone pattern, within jutting frames and makes this antique Italian bureau very elegant. It comes from a private house in Milan.
Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses of veneering and defects.
UNDER RESTORATION NOW: we are going to replace missing veneer, flattening ridges of buckled, warped veneer and finishing this elegant bureau with a French polishing, a wood finishing technique that results in a very high gloss surface.
height: 112 cm
width: 116 cm
depth: 55 cm
An exclusive Italian Genoese walnut veneered and inlaid bureau with flap dating back to 18th century, waving front, three deep and large drawers and two convex smaller ones; a fall-front opening to reveal a fitted interior with compartments and one drawer. It stands on bracket feet, sides are in solid walnut. The veneer is placed obliquely, in a herringbone pattern, within jutting frames and makes this antique Italian bureau very elegant. It comes from a private house of Milan, it is in good age related condition
Antique chest of drawer with flap, Italian solid larch wood slant front bureau desk dating back to mid 19th century. Antique wooden furniture typical of the Italian Alps of North Italy, this bureau, completely handcrafted in larch it is far from rustic. Front with three deep drawers, a fall-front opening to reveal a fitted interior with a compartment and seven drawers. Carved, curved, side freezes are applied on the corners. We have bought it in a private house of Milan, we have removed previous varnish and the bureau has now the original natural larch color, rough finish. Anyhow it could be either polished or painted. Good condition. Height: 122 cm x Width: 110 cm Depth: 54 cms / 80 open flap.
A late 19th century Napoleon III gilt bronze mounted mahogany bureau à cylindre, a French Bureau de Dame, a writing desk with cartonnier which opens up by sliding the central drawer. Inside, a writing tablette with dark leather and three little drawers.
The upper structure with three small drawers, standing on curved legs, this exclusive bureau is richly decorated with gilt bronze mounted elements with foliate scrolling and vegetal patterns.
It comes from a private villa in Milan and it is in overall good condition, with minor losses, wear consistent with age and use.