Elegant French Louis XV Kidney Desk Writing Table
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This is a sublime French birdseye maple writing table in the Louis XV style.
This elegant desk features attractive ormolu mounts and will make a wonderful addition to one room in your home or office.
This gorgeous desk is crafted from a beautiful birdseye maple and features a striking burgundy leather top that has been hand tooled and gilded.
It is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room, making it extremely suitable for a large home or business office.
The table has three drawers perfectly sized for all the stationary you could possibly need, making it not just a symbol of refinement but a practical furnishing as well.
Birdseye Maple occurs primarily in Sugar Maple and is a very hard wood with divergent grain structure caused by the presence of the Birdseyes.In the days when all furniture was made essentially by hand, Birdseye Maple was used by only the most capable cabinetmakers. These artisans had developed the tools and skills to work and finish Birdseye Maple successfully. Antique furniture made out of Birdseye Maple is rare and beautiful.The divergent grain that makes Birdseye Maple beautiful also makes it difficult to work. Early woodworking machines ran at low rpms and had only 2 knives per cutterhead. This often produced Birdseye surfaces that were chipped and torn. It took many hours of hand planing and scraping to get these surfaces to a high sheen.This limited the use of Birdseye maple to projects whose value could justify the extra labor cost. Examples of this are fine furniture and musical instruments.
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