"Jacob Desmalter"Exceptional is rare Secretary "return from Egypt" In Mahogany From Cuba Flamed. FROM THE EMPIRE PERIOD Jacob Desmalter 1770 ... Jacob Desmalter 1770 - 1841 (attributed to) Secretary "Return from Egypt" in mahogany and flamed mahogany veneer from Cuba. The upper part opening with a flap forming a writing case decorated with black leather revealing 9 drawers and a secret compartment, the lower part opening with two leaves revealing three large drawers. Pilasters surmounted by Egyptian heads in gilded bronze; a drawer in the belt with cornice, top of black Flanders marble. Entrances of locks in gilded bronze. Resting on claw feet at the front and router feet at the rear. the quality of the bronze as well as the manufacturing of the furniture entirely in mahogany oak package lets us think unequivocally that this furniture comes from the Jacob workshops. the certificate of authenticity will be given to the purchaser. Work of the early 19th century, Empire period. Very good condition (fully cleaned and re-varnished with a pad, black leather replaced). little miss tomorrow marbr on the set see photo.