Sloping desk in solid mahogany wood resting on 4 sheath legs.
It has a large drawer in the front in the lower part, surmounted by 2 small side drawers (the central drawer in the upper part is simulated), and opens with a flap opening onto 6 side drawers framing 3 compartments, all surmounted by a large horizontal locker.
The interior includes a secret locker.
This type of furniture is characteristic of port work due to the nature of the exotic wood used in solid form, and this example of a desk reveals a Nantes production that excelled in the sobriety of the lines and the quality of execution.
Nantes, France, late 18th century.
Depth: 43.5 cm.
12 000 €