"Exceptional Louis XVI Desk, Eighteenth Century Period" ENLARGE THE 12 ADDITIONAL PHOTO (S). Description of antiquity: "Louis XVI Cylinder Desk, Eighteenth Century Period" Superb Louis XVI Period Cylinder Desk, Mahogany, Eighteenth Century Period. Mahogany and Mahogany veneer, opening on the front by a cylinder revealing a sliding top, revealing an interior with three juxtaposed long drawers, and 3 Niches. it is surmounted by a Tier opening with Three Drawers on a Row. The front of the belt has in its center, a long drawer framed on the right by a box simulating two drawers and on the left by two superimposed drawers simulating a box. Under the veined white marble of the Gradin, Three juxtaposed rectangular drawers. It is surrounded by an openwork Gallery in Gilt Bronze, discontinuous on the facade. The fluted, rounded body uprights, which extend onto the border of the cylinder with strong molding, end with a characteristic scalloped winding, Signature of the Louis XVI period. It is based on Four Feet sheathed with simulated Grooves, and large Gilded Bronze Scrapers, also with damping rings and terminated by Gilt Bronze Clogs. All the locks are original and with Clovers which close with a Key. Very Beautiful Parisian Work, We did not find a Stamp, however it deserves to be, it had to be made for a special order, and certainly by a Great Cabinetmaker. Very good quality of Mahogany. A Grand Classic from the Louis XVI Period, The Secretary Desk and Cylinder Lid Closing the Drawers, is present in the Inventory of Royal Furniture from 1760 .. Also called "Bureau à Panse" "Secretary with Roller" or "Desk à Tambour ", The Writing Table is therefore available no longer by a system of slats, but by a semi-cylindrical shutter that just needs to be pulled to cover the Table: this system was developed by RIESENER .. Length: 1.27 M Depth: 66 cm Height: 1.13 M Our Cylinder Desk is in Very Good condition.