Learn about Escritoire

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.
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A marble top French kingwood and floral marquetry bombe shaped escritoire. 132 cm high, 73 cm wide, 36 cm deep.

A French walnut fall front escritoire desk with shaped front. 145 cm high, 88 cm wide, 46 cm deep.

A French Louis XV style kingwood and floral marquetry and urn decorated fall front escritoire. 151 cm high,91 cm wide,40 cm deep.

A French amboyna fall front escritoire. 131 cm high, 69 cm wide, 37 cm deep

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

A Louis XV style escritoire the bombe body inlaid with multiple parquetry panels, centred by a fall-front writing surface, a frieze drawer and three lower drawers, marble top, 93 x 149.5 x 40 cm

Fine quality 19th century flame mahogany escritoire, the fall front writing slope concealing extensive inlaid and pigeon hole compartment, four drawers fitted

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 William and Mary burr walnut and feather banded escritoire, English, late 17th century, 160 x 98 x 48 cm

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

A Louis XV style kingwood and tulipwood inlaid gilt metal mounted escritoire 97 cm wide 58 cm deep 76 cm long

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