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Directoire Style Half Moon Desk
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"Directoire Style Half Moon Desk"
Rare half-moon desk, very original, which has kept the Louis XVI style with its sheathed feet, but rediscovers the harmony of the curve in its shape. It is the compromise of the Directoire style more open to freedom before the Empire imposes its martial style and its mahogany wood. This exotic wood middle piece describes itself if it is not the tier drawers which are blocked by a secret mechanism, and which are pulled by the bone buttons, after having discovered the system. Five drawers are also present in the belt. The desk rests on 4 sheathed feet decorated with light wooden nets and capped with bronze clogs. We find the same desk design in England where the Prince of Wales commissioned his writing table for his residence in Carlton House from his cabinetmaker John Kerr around 1790. This desk will be called the Carlton House writing table. The designs for this type of office were presented by Hepplewhite in his famous design book, The Furniture Manufacturers 'Guide and by Thomas Sheraton in his own design book, The Cabinet Maker and Upholsterers' Design Book, thus ensuring a great popularity at this office. In the 19th century French cabinetmakers took over this design in order to create a Directoire style desk and thus transformed this English writing table into a very elegant desk with harmonious volumes. The original model the "Carlton House" writing table, reproduced in the last image, has been available in many versions in England and has become a reference because of its creation for the Prince of Wales. But all these different replicas have never equaled the French model which by its volume imposes itself as a real office with the most of the French touch. Buffer varnish Length: 139 cm Height: 98 cm Depth: 66 cm
Price:12000 €
Period:19th century
Style:Louis 16th, Directory
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Différents bois exotiques
Length: 139
Height : 98
Depth : 66
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Directoire Style Half Moon Desk
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