19th Century French Regence Rolltop Secretary

2708-7355 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

43H x 30.5W x 17.5D

Location: Baton Rouge


19th Century French Regence Rolltop Secretary is a very unusual example of the genre, with graceful cabriole legs supporting the top section which is barely 30 inches wide!  The cylinder rotates back to reveal a surprisingly spacious work surface, and drawers inside and out combine with the railed shelf above for convenience and storage.  What steals the show, however, is the lavish relief carving that appears on all three facades, depicting stylized shell, foliate and scrollwork that is truly sublime!

Circa 1880s

Measures 43H x 30.5W x 17.5D