The French Louis XIV Style period furniture of this quality is rare on the Art Market, the period is however long and at the same time very rich for the Decorative Arts. Our desk is dated to the late Louis XIV style and already foreshadows the French Regence period, it inherits its austere aspect from the Louis XIV period and begins to be inscribed by its moving forms in a softening that announces the French Regence style.
A rare, elegant, and decorative flat desk, in black lacquered fruitwood (pear tree) with gilt bronze decoration. In the belt, it opens with three drawers following the movements of the front. The entire desk is highlighted by a gilded bronze decoration: espagnolettes "said" to smiling masks, gilded bronze underlining the lines of the feet ended by superb finely chiseled animal hooves, inlaid with gilded brass the facade adorned with handles and entries of gilded bronze locks.
The top is girdled by a gilded bronze mold and a beautiful leather color red patina and inlaid with black leather, all decorated with the golden wheel, executed by our craftsman leather.
Gorgeous and rare French Louis XIV Style Period flat-desk, circa 1700.
Our desk is offered in perfect condition.