20C French Classical Revival Style Bronzed Metal Desk Stand with Ormolu Gilt Mounts. [headline style="16"…
PRESENTING a FABULOUS Egyptian Classical Revival Desk from the mid 20th Century.
From circa 1970.
This is what is known as an Egyptian made desk in the neo-classical revival style, complete with ormolu neo-classical figures and heads, marble columns, etc.
The wood is walnut and it has fantastic detail to it to include boxwood stringing and paneling. The desk top is a burgundy leather with gilt edging.
The desk top sits on top of two pedestals.
3 drawers on the seating side and 2 large side drawers on the pedestals with convex fronts.
The term is associated with an academic revival of Classicism that began in France in the mid 18th century when architects began to study classical buildings anew rather than later derivatives or Renaissance examples. During the 18th century there was a greater interest in archaeology and antiquarianism, partly fuelled by the excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum and the rediscovery of the architecture of ancient Greece. The style is characterised by severity of appearance and solidity, with orders being used in a structural rather than a decorative manner.
Classical Revival loosely describes architecture employing classical elements, but that is less severe in appearance than Neo-Classical architecture. Examples of it can be seen throughout the 19th and the early 20th century.
Egyptian Classical Revival Desk.
Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.
Condition: Very good. One or two very minor ‘dings’ or ‘bruises’ but do not adversely affect the piece.
Dimensions: 32″ Tall, 72″ Wide and 33.5″ Deep.