C19th French rosewood kneehole desk / bureau mazarin of excellent quality having ebony and boxwood inlaid banding throughout; the rectangular top retaining its original black leather writing surface, having a tooled edge. Banded in rosewood and ebony with boxwood stringing having a thumbnail moulded edge above a full length drawer and two drawers either side of the central kneehole. The drawers being fully oak lined and having brass diamond shaped escucheons with original working locks. The kneehole having a recessed cupboard door enclosing an oak adustable shelf. Raised on square tapering legs with gilt capitals having foliate decoration, united by wavy x stretchers centred by gilt capped mushroom shaped finials. Raised on ebonised turned feet. The reverse of the desk having a rosewood panelled back so can be used freestanding.
French circa 1880
Very good condition
Dimensions (ins) 43.25 wide x 23.5 deep x 29.5 high; kneehole height 24.5