All drawers have the original keys. The large main drawer lock is a thing to behold, if you turn it to the left, the main double locks go up, turn it again and they go up another level, turn it the other way twice and they both go down, you can then pull the whole drawer out and the desk top slides backwards, turn the lock again to the right and it unlocks the two side clasps holding the front of the drawer in place. This lock has been stripped cleaned and serviced as is working perfectly. Inside you have a lovely home office bureau with green leather gold leaf embossed tooling. Everything looks exactly as it should do.
Under this main drawer you have two smaller drawers one either side, the left drawer is one long standard drawer, the right drawer has another drawer inside which has the original lock and key, this would have been used for cash. This desk is simply put amazing, it is just mind blowingly amazing, the pictures dont come close to doing it justice, I have never seen another of this type anywhere, in all my years and with a considerable amount of internet research, nothing has come close to this piece in design or quality.The desk comes with a vintage Carte Verte which is a green card, Rosewood is now an endangered species, you can only transport it internationally if you have proof the timber is post 1970 I think it is, this desk has that documentation included. In terms of the condition structurally its perfect, aesthetically there are some small patina marks here and there, it is around 160 years old so we can forgive it. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20.
We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16. We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description pertaining to the condition. Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.COURIER, LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED. Whomever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible, please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two-person team. The item "VERY RARE SOLID ROSEWOOD FRENCH LOUIS PHILLIPE 19TH CENTURY CAMPAIGN DESK BUREAU" is in sale since Sunday, March 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks & Secretaries". The seller is "royal-house-antiques" and is located in Pulborough.
This item can be shipped worldwide.