A beautiful late 19th Century Louis XV French Bureau de Dame. Secretary is made with walnut, bird's-eye maple, kingwood and satinwoods decorated with gilded brass ormolu’s and trim work throughout. The retractable cylinder fall features a fitted interior comprising of three small drawers with working lock and replacement key. The serpentine legged base features a large drawer with a retractable black leather top writing surface for more space. Shows wear consistent with age, including significant chipping to veneer and some discoloration to brass. Comes apart in two pieces looks to be previously glued.