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French 19th century Empire st. mahogany desk with the original Cartonnier

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A very handsome French 19th century Empire st. mahogany desk with the original Cartonnier. The desk has four drawers on one side with ormolu mounts and keyhole escutcheons, and tapered legs on the other side topped with ormolu mounts... — Read More

  • Item # 4468
  • H: 29.548 in L: 5994 in D: 29 in

    H: 75 cm L: 15225 cm D: 74 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Leather, Mahogany, Ormolu
  • Empire st. Read More
  • (Empire st.) - Neo-Classical in style, it was inspired by the decorative motifs and characteristics of Greco-Roman models, characterized as noble and massive. Mahogany, Rosewood, and Ebony were the preferred woods. Brass or gilt mounts in the form of swags, festoons, laurel wreaths, torches, and mythological creatures were used. Also common were the Napoleonic emblems of the bee, the crown, and the letter "N". After Napoleon conquered Egypt, he was so inspired by what he saw there, and he instructed his cabinet makers to include designs of sphinxes, Cariatides, and other Egyptian figures, in their creations.
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