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Antique of the Week ~ Desk or Bureau

Antique French Regence Partner's Desk

An antique desk, or as the French call it bureau plat, is a highly desirable antique, being relatively rare. In fact, I am often asked by our clients the reason for this scarcity.
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Antique of the week ~ Bookcase or Bibliotheque?

Antique-French-Louis-XVI-Walnut-Bibliotheque1

Antique bookcases, or as the French call them ~ bibliotheques ~ were not created until the invention of the printing press during the 15th century. Even so, books remained relatively expensive and were highly prized, appreciated, treasured and collected. The antique bookcase was ultimately created to provide a showcase repository for such literary treasures, prized leather-bound volumes filled with engravings and the magic of the written word.
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