England
English Mahogany Cylindré Desk
Item code: C20
England

English Mahogany Cylindré Desk

Item code: C20

A very fine 19th century William IV English mahogany cylindré desk made for Napoleon III. The well selected mahogany cylinder top opens to reveal a fitted secretaire with satinwood drawers, and pigeon holes, above a pull out writing surface with a central leathered adjustable section. The frieze houses three mahogany drawers and is supported on four well turned reeded legs terminating in brass castors.

Provenance: This desk is described in the original catalogues detailed below as, being ‘made’ for the late Emperor of France Napoleon III. It is interesting to note that Napoleon III spent some time in England during the likely period of manufacture of this piece.’ This desk was part of the Hendrefoilan Mansion, Sketty, near Swansea catalogue of a highly important sale of very superior household furniture for sale by Messrs. James & James February 1893. It was later part of the Sotheby’s Belgravia English Furniture, European Works of Art, Rugs and Carpets on Wednesday 5th November 1980. The present owner has owned it since then , and the desk retains both of these original documents as part of its history. In good original condition, price includes cleaning polishing and any necessary repairs.

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Circa 1830-1840
Dimensions 1200mmL x 1070mmH x 650mmD
Certificate of authenticity with every piece
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