A French term for a writing desk, usually with a vertical fall front which opens to the writing surface, and an interior fitted with drawers and pigeon holes. with further drawers below, similar to a bureau.
A superb French Louis XVI style escritoire, with a marble top, above a pair of ornately carved panel doors, below drawers with carved decoration, flanked by carved pilasters. 148 cm high, 84 cm wide, 48 cm deep
Important 19th century mahogany and parquetry inlaid fall front escritoire with fully fitted interior and extensively decorated. (Original purchasing receipt dated 1977 from Coleman Auction Galleries, New York City)
An important 19th century Australian colonial cedar escritoire, the ogee moulded cornice above a long drawer and a fall enclosing a huon pine fitted interior of drawers and pigeon holes with Gothic arcading, the lower section knee hole with arched panel do
An original French 1920s Escritoire or writing desk. Burr walnut top with internal letter divisions and a secret drawer. Slender turned ebonised legs United by a crossed stretcher with brass inlay and cup feet
A small Queen Anne walnut and burr walnut escritoire, the ogee moulded cornice above a cushion shaped drawer and the fall enclosing a fitted interior of drawers, pigeon holes and secret compartments, the lower section fitted with two short and two long dra
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