We are pleased to be announcing that one of our lifelong friends has joined forces with us and we have opened up a west coast warehouse in Le Grande, California. Our friend is really busy doing house calls and finding many great items. Due to our volume, our freight will still remain reasonable, even coming from California to Maine will be a fair price in freight. Keep watch of our site as we will be adding new items every week and we are pleased to be announcing the item below today. If you have any questions regarding shipping, condition or anything else, please call John at 207-314-9621.
We are pleased to be offering today this unbelievable wonderful detailed barley twist heavily carved oak French writing desk that dates from the 1890s in original condition. I have had this particular model a few times over the years. This particular desk came out of a northern California estate and is sitting in our California warehouse. It is really nice in person! Like most of the desks that come over from France and Belgium, there is a slight cup on the top. In other words there is a slight bow down about ¼” and we have priced this accordingly. We have sold many desks of this style for $2450, but this one is price reduced because the bow should be fixed. I have repaired the bows before for people and basically it needs a brace underneath to help minimize the bow. The desk has a couple of cracks on top and some stains. The desk has barley twist legs, barley twist cross stretcher and carving all over. Jus the gallery I have seen sold for $350. The overall size is 56 inches wide, 27 inches deep and 53 inches tall. The top of the writing surface is 29 inches high. The height of the five drawers on top and the gallery is 24 inches. It is in the old original finish. If you are looking for a piece to make a grand statement, then this is the piece. It is a great desk with plenty of storage. It is missing one of the teardrop pulls on the drawer. It is a nice desk that is reasonably priced. Shipping starts at $365 for a driveway delivery in our standard shipping area. Please contact us to confirm that you are in our standard shipping area.