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The richly figured flame mahogany case showing a fossilized black marble top over a single flush mounted drawer, the drop-down panel fronting an interior compartment housing small drawers and a gilt tooled leather writing surface, surmounting three tiers of graduated drawers retaining their original gilt bronze pulls and escutcheons, sided by richly figured columns decorated with chiselled gilt bronze mounts.

In very good overall condition and exhibiting exceptional colour & graining, as noted in the exacting & striking use of matching flame-figured mahogany used on the three drawer-fronts & drop-down panel.

Dimensions, 56” high x 38” wide x 18.5” deep.

A very good First Empire secrétaire à abattant in flame mahogany, France c1820