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Lot 13

French Walnut Bombe Secretary Desk, ca. 1750

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A mid-18th century French walnut bombe commode, having four shaped drawers below a slant-front desk. The desk is comprised of a serpentine deck of 8 drawers flanking a center cabinet, a tooled green leather writing surface, and a sliding door to reveal storage cabinet below the surface of the desk. The carcass is constructed with pegged mortise-and-tenon joinery.

Measures 45" x 48 1/2" x 26".


All drawers operate smoothly (one of the pull-out desk support rails is a little tight). Some minor scattered scuffing and dings across the piece, and scratching to the desk surface. The brasses and the leather writing surface are replacements. The top has a dark ring stain.