French 19th Century Inlay Drop Front Desk with Marble Top
A masterfully inlayed walnut and rosewood drop front desk with marble top from 19th century France. The white marble top is in great antique condition with canted front corners shaped to fit this piece. This exceptional antique features a drop front that folds down to expose a writing area that is finished in birds eye maple and complete with three drawers, a cubby, and a gold trimmed leather writing surface. Beneath this writing area are two doors, bedecked with inlayed panels, that close before another interior cavity that houses three large drawers. The shaped and inlayed apron also serves as a hidden drawer for additional secret storage. c.1880.