French 19th Century Regence Style Walnut Secretary
French Regence Style Walnut Secretary, c. early 1800s.
The moulded modified dome cornice above a conforming raised and recessed panel frieze embellished with scroll work, floral and foliate carvings above a glazed cabinet, with glazed sides, resting on a fall front shaped writing surface masterfully carved with shell, quadrilles a fleurettes, foliate, floral and scrollwork motifs opening to a fully fitted interior with a leather top writing surface with a shaped open long shelf above two shaped stepped drawers bisected by an open shelf. Below the writing surface a shaped middle drawer flanked by a bank of two shaped drawers. The shaped apron raised on cabriole legs resting on hoof feet.