Robert J Riesberg Antiques Inc

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Desks

Polished Mahogany George III bookcase bureau

Polished Mahogany George III bookcase bureau

Polished mahogany George III bookcase bureau, a cove cornice rests above two glazed doors with divided panes covering removable shelves. The slant front desk opens to reveal a pigeonhole interior with small drawers. The lower case has thumbnail molded edge drawers...

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English George III Huntboard

English George III Huntboard

English George III hunt board or sideboard, circa 1785-1820. Lovely faded and well patinaed mahogany with contrasting line inlays. Likely still the original finish. Of course, some imperfections from the years, slight warp to right drawer. This small size is difficult...

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Graceful Louis XV Transitional French Reniform Desk

Graceful Louis XV Transitional French Reniform Desk

This a most elegant and delicate gem with seemingly unending curves. The kidney shaped top is banded in fruitwood surrounding ancient brown leather with a gilt embossed rim. Contrasting bandings hold panels of diagonal grained fruitwood. Each stylish slender leg is...

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Fine English Inlaid mahogany sewing table and desk

Fine English Inlaid mahogany sewing table and desk

Seldom do we encounter such an unusual piece, created by someone with great imagination and equal talent. We can only imagine that this was made for a special person ordered by someone of thought and some wealth. Initially, appearing as a side table, the finest of...

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French Louis XV provincial walnut fruitwood desk

French Louis XV provincial walnut fruitwood desk

Currently the star of our French collection featuring pieces from the 1700s through the early 1800s, this Louis XV provincial walnut or fruitwood desk is a bold example of its type with a strong cove molded cornice above arched paneled doors. The separate slant front...

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Italian Calamander wood secretary desk

Italian Calamander wood secretary desk

This Italian Calamander wood secretary desk is a most usual, small scale, 18th century piece. The mirrored case above has shelves for books as well as pigeonhole compartments. The lower slant front case is again divided into compartments with drawers. The two drawers...

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Italian Rococo desk, walnut, 18th century

Italian Rococo desk, walnut, 18th century

Italian rococo desk,  walnut, 18th century. A lovely desk featuring much contrasting, inlay banding, carved aprons with leafage, scrolls, and shellwork, all above shapely carved cabriole legs. The shaped front is most special. In two sections. Imagine a small shop in...

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Late 18th century Louis XV provincial desk

Late 18th century Louis XV provincial desk

Late 18th century Louis XV provincial desk in cylinder front form. In a light fruitwood, all sides and the interior are decorated with dark wood geometric inlays and enhanced with brass pulls. The cylinder lid is convenient for hiding the day's work and is operated by...

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Chippendale type mahogany secretary desk, circa 1760+

Chippendale type mahogany secretary desk, circa 1760+

Tempora mutantur, times change, but we see that the classics endure in these gems from the 18th century, the "golden era" of furniture taste, design, and execution. Chippendale type mahogany secretary desk, circa 1760+, with separate bookcase top. You can look forward...

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American Cherry Secretary Desk, Circa 1760+

American Cherry Secretary Desk, Circa 1760+

The warmth of this glowing wood will enhance the ambience of your room as well as showing your good taste for furniture of the "golden era of furniture design". The lid opens to reveal a pigeonhole interior with valanced compartments above small drawers flanking a...

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