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A fine French 19th century princes wood, and varying in colour from light gold to deep brown, kingwood was first imported from Brazil in the late 17th century.<br><br>In the mid 19th century it was in use in veneer form in the very finest French Louis XV style ormolu-mounted furniture, often combined with other timbers or used for cross banding and inlaying. Occasional pieces are wholly veneered in kingwood.'>kingwood bonheur du jour with gilt bronzegallery, the fall front' data-content='Furniture with a hinged flap, usually associated with desks and secretaires, that opens or &#39;falls&#39; to provide a flat writing surface. The flap may be supported by chains or brass quadrants and rest on wooden supports or runners, known as lopers, that pull out from a recess in either side of the piece. The interior of a fall-front desk is usually fitted with small drawers and pigeonholes.'>front' data-content='Furniture with a hinged flap, usually associated with desks and secretaires, that opens or &#39;falls&#39; to provide a flat writing surface. The flap may be supported by chains or brass quadrants and rest on wooden supports or runners, known as lopers, that pull out from a recess in either side of the piece. The interior of a fall-front desk is usually fitted with small drawers and pigeonholes.'>fall with vernis martin enclosing fitted interior flanked by curved shelves with ormolu gallery the with ormolu decoration on tapering flutedturned supports

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