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480. Fine French Mahogany and Brass Architectural Directoire Style Pedestal Desk
An Exceptional Example of a Fine French Mahogany & Brass Architectural Style Twin Pedestal Ladies or Gentlemans Desk of medium proportions, with exquisite inlaid brass decoration as well as brass mouldings to all panels, complete with twin pull out gilt tooled and leathered slides at each sides, each pedestal supported on four bun feet.
The rectangular top with replaced burgundy leather with lavish gilt tooling surrounded by a band of mahogany with a moulded brass border, the concealed twin slides are re-done to match.
Last quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
Condition: Good original condition, nice surface patination, original ornate brass escutcheons.
This desk is finished on all four sides, see final image.
Width: (excluding slides) 57" (145cm). Depth: 32" (81cm). Height: 30.25" (77cm).