Fabulous Napoleon III FRENCH Boulle & Rare Woods Lap Desk c. 1870 antique
Fabulous Napoleon III Boulle & Rosewood Lap Desk c. Up for your consideration is a beautiful French Empire lap desk from the reign of Napoleon III, c. The desk is of the finest quality possible, adorned with extensive inlaid brass boullework and a rare wood interior. I doubt that a piece so spectacular could be made today. The piece retains its original leather surface, which has been decorated with real gold embossed trim. The box measures 13.75" wide, 11" deep, and 7.5 high. It is in excellent condition with a few concerns: There are two small pieces of missing wood (see last two photos), and a single and minor strand of boulle that has come loose (see last photo). Otherwise, there are no major concerns, with the only other notable issue is some minor sun fading to one side of the top of the box. Overall, this is about as nice as you are likely to see from this era. This quote is for the Continental U. THEREFORE, I WILL NEED YOUR HOME ADDRESS, NOT A P.
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Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE! The item "Fabulous Napoleon III FRENCH Boulle & Rare Woods Lap Desk c. 1870 antique" is in sale since Wednesday, May 4, 2011. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "thesapphiregallery" and is located in Chicago, Illinois.
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- Type: Boxes
- Featured Refinements: Antique Lap Desk
- Style: French
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: France
- Primary Material: Wood