Its In the Details

by Liza Laserow

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Like in this French Empire secretary in mahogany. The gilt bronze drawer pulls with lion mascarons holding rings in their mouths (pic.1) are a significant for the Empire period. In the centre of the black leather covered writing desk is a northern star (pic. 4) gilded like the embossed edge around the same area (pic. 3). To match the drawer pulls the secretary is resting on lions feet (pic. 2).

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