19C French Louis Philippe Yew Wood Secretaire with secret drawers – QUALITY

19C French Louis Philippe Yew Wood Secretaire.

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS French Secretaire from circa 1845…….Louis Philippe period and style.

Outer body made of yew wood…….beautiful redish yellow patina…..VERY RARE…..set in a parquetry fashion !!!!

2 Door paneled cabinet to the top.

Central door dropsĀ to reveal a BREATHTAKING Secretaire desk with drawers, mirrored galleries and checkerboard parquetry inlay……STUNNING !!

10 internal drawers and secretaire portion all of burl walnut.

Mirrored section is in rosewood.

Has 2 secret drawers for ‘seconding’ valuables…..you would never know they are there unless shown…..A MUST SEE !!!

3 Drawers beneath the secretaire for storage.

Lovely original brassware fittings and escutheons.

Louis-PhillippeĀ  (1830-1848)

This style, devised for a busy but coddled bourgeoisie, sought both to satisfy their desire for comfort and to give them a sense of social legitimacy.Ā  It was less preoccupied with originality than it was with comfort and new techniques of production.

Furniture: Forms grew heavy. Ā Chairs and settees were comfortable, solid and massive. Gueridon tables proliferated, with round or oval topsĀ on a central support of the baluster type or a swollen bulb in the middle; most had tilt tops. Armoires become essential furnishing in every bedroom.

Materials and techniques: Dark woods became fashionable: mahogany, ebony and walnut. Brass fittings were rare. Marble tops were gray, black or white.

Ornament: Moldings virtually disappeared; decorative motifs were few, due to machine-assisted production methods.

Link:Ā https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Philippe_I

The fact that so many woods were used to make this piece makes it IMPORTANT…..also the fact that it is outwardly made of yew wood which is VERY RARE for this period and style.

LOVELY simple arched pelmet and moldings.

THIS IS A SIMPLY GORGEOUS PIECE OF FURNITURE……HIGH, HIGH QUALITY!

19C French Louis Philippe Yew Wood Secretaire.

Dimensions: 74″ tall, 38.5″ wide and 19.6″ deep with secretaire closed (41.6″ with it open)

Provenance: Bought from a very reputable dealer in Ireland.

Condition: Mint

Price Now: $8,000

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