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A Transition (Louis XV/Louis XVI) mahogany top desk - the Netherlands – circa 1770/1780

Lot reference 18767817

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In good and ready-to-use condition with signs of use

This very richly decorated top desk is made from oak & mahogany and glued with (flower) mahogany veneer, during the late Dutch Louis XV period about 1770-1780. The entire design of the furniture is fully Louis XV, but the symmetry and the decoration in the carving & frame and the fittings already mark the new fashion of the Louis XVI period. The (very short) transitional period where both styles come together is also called the Transtion period.

The top desk is built up of three separate segments. The top unit has a curved hood with refined carved profile frames, and there is an ornament with bow in the crest, canvas festoons and leaf motifs. The original mirrors in the doors are framed with a profile frame identical to the hood. The carved door needle has a twisted ribbon motif. The doors still have their original key entrances including with ram’s heads, pearl frames, different motifs and portrait medallions. The lock is also original, but a working key is missing.
Behind the doors there are three drawers and three adjustable shelves. The bottom of the top unit has a border that is fully decorated with double fluting. The writing section has a flat flap with original lock and working key.
The interior consists of six drawers with several boxwood bands and original brass knobs. A centrally placed door with marquetery of a classic vase with flowers, with behind it another drawer. The door is flanked by two secret compartments with boxwood front, flat ebony column and refined gilded brass capitals and bases. On the left and right top side there are two more smaller drawers and the interior also has a secret lockable bottom part.
In the "strong” mahogany profile frame at the top of the writing section there still are two extendable shelves on which candlesticks were placed. Under the flap there are two drawers in which the candles were kept and on which the flap rests when opened. These still have their original round ring fittings decorated with a pearl edge.
The curved bottom unit has three smoothly-running drawers glued with finely drawn flower mahogany veneer, with around the front a half-round frame. The drawers still have their original locks, but a working key is missing. The brass entrances and handles are decorated with refined ram’s heads, garlands, classical vases, pearl frames and canvas festoons. The bolt and the diagonal knees have carving with different leaf motifs. At the front the top desk rests on elegant claw legs.

The top desk has a deep warm colour and beautiful silky shine, is in a good condition and ready to use with the expected signs of use, but could do with some attention/restoration here and there. All over the furniture, especially the base unit, veneer has come undone and/or is damaged. Furthermore there are slightly smaller and not (directly) disturbing damage/signs of wear that could be touched up.

Dimensions: Height: 256 cm Width: 145 cm Depth: 71 cm

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Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 68
Member since: October 16, 2015
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    zeer positief : het item was heel zorgvuldig ingepakt en met liefde behandeld.
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    ellenvanbogaert July 7, 2018

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    Perfect
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    erikwt June 30, 2018

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    makkelijk contact met aanbieder, snel afspraak voor afhalen gemaakt. Stoelen zijn zoals verwacht!
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    Dbrounts June 26, 2018

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    All perfect thank you
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    Barcelona-Restoring-1952 June 9, 2018

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    Prachtig meubel! Zeer verzorgd en Boven verwachting! Hele fijne ontvangst ter plaatse en rondleiding gekregen (zij maken en vooral restaureren meubels). Een echte aanrader ook voor de toekomst!
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    JacqBelgie May 16, 2018

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    PMB1 April 14, 2018

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    Omschrijving van het artikel bij deze aanbieder is altijd voortreffelijk! Ook de afwikkeling van de verkoop.
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    JohannesJacob April 11, 2018

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    Die gesamte Abwicklung verlief reibungslos.Das Möbel war wie beschrieben in einem makelosen Zustand.
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    coeur321321 March 27, 2018

  • Trustworthy seller. I bought a high quality piece of furniture which I picked up. Very friendly and easy communication. Seller has a passion for furniture making and restoration. Recommended and A+++

    RolandvanOudheusden March 17, 2018

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    i must congratulate,best choiche,professionals
    under all profiles.thank you.
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    wiki23 February 19, 2018

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    Stuhl sehr schön
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    eikemalte1 January 31, 2018

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    Zeer vlugge en uiterst verzorgde verzending. Goede en vriendelijke communicatie. Echt zoals het hoort. Dank
    Stijn
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    Geestje January 27, 2018

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    Mooi meubel. Goede service
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    PMB1 January 17, 2018

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    Prachtige antieke schrijftafel gekocht tegen een eerlijke prijs. Goed advies gekregen ook. Vakmensen.
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    veilingnaam January 11, 2018

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    Aankoop opgehaald bij 2 gepassioneerde restauratoren. Zeer onder de indruk van hun werkplek, kennis & kwaliteit van het gerestaureerde (hoogwaardige) meubilair! Zien mij zeker terug! ZEER AANBEVOLEN!!
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    JHB87 January 7, 2018

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    Na overleg voor een zeer schappelijke prijs thuisbezorgd. Juiste omschrijving van de tafel en prettig contact met de verkoper!
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    Alexandra16 December 24, 2017

  • The purchase was sent very speedily and safely. The seller provides an excellent service and is highly recommended.

    peterjohnkitson December 13, 2017

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    Prachtig item en heel fijne samenwerking.
    Aanrader
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    MrAlexanderM December 11, 2017

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    ALLELUJA !!! Impressive, Beautiful, SPLENDID !!! Two months, it's here now! THANK-THANK-THANK YOU !!
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    leobarby November 14, 2017

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    Everything ok
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    Giampiero27 November 6, 2017

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    Prachtig kistje en goed verzorgde levering. Top!
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    Dante101 November 4, 2017

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    Zeer aardige en deskundige mannen die bereid zijn mee te denken en te helpen
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    Wassen August 11, 2017

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    tafel is origineel "uit de tijd" maar de conditie valt een beetje tegen, met name de poot heeft veel schadeplekken, maar daar was de prijs ook naar, dus zal ik niet verder zeuren
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    WilMetselaar August 2, 2017

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    Geachte meneer Metselaar, dank voor uw feedback. Spijtig om te horen dat de conditie van de tafel u toch wat tegenvalt en de gebruikssporen/schades u storen. Ondanks dat u de tafel scherp heeft kunnen kopen, zien we wel graag dat u 100% tevreden bent over de gedane aankoop. Zoals vermeld in de beschrijving zou de gehele tafel een keer weer goed in de boenwas gezet moeten worden. Zodat het houtwerk/schades weer gevoed en beschermt worden en de tafel weer diepte en een zijdeglans krijgt. Desgewenst kunnen wij u hierin verder adviseren zodat u van het diner kunt genieten aan een statige tafel!
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    all went well, the item was well packed and arrived in good time. recommended.
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    hanseatenfreund August 2, 2017

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    Zeer vriendelijke en capabele mensen.
    Hebben ook de kennis in huis voor simpele onderhoudsbeurt en retoucheren tot het volledig terugbrengen in de originele toestand van een meubelstuk.
    Zeldzaam!
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    jab1961 July 29, 2017

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The seller prefers the lot to be picked up

The seller prefers the lot to be picked up from Noordwijkerhout (Netherlands). Shipping is possible by arrangement only. Costs of shipping are at the buyer's expense.

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