Antique Italian Lombardy Trumeau Secretaire Walnut with Burl Veneer Ca 1840
Exquisite Louis XIV Italian Trumeau cassettone version of the French Secretaire, featuring solid walnut & fine walnut burl veneer artistry. A lovely scale, both stately and delicate. The elegant two-tone colouration with ebonized decorative trim is the signature of the Lombardia region of northern Italy. Sculptural cornice above, upper two-door vitrine with lock & key, 2 pullout inkwell shelves, centre fold-down desk leaf with lock & key conceals 4 small trimmed drawers, and three-drawer cassettone base. Bronze pulls, keys & plates. Wrought hinges. Well preserved. Ca 1840.
Dimensions: 45" W x 21" D x 93.5" H, tapers to 34"W desk front, 34"W drawers. Desk surface/open: 33.5"W x 18"D
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