Louis XVI style (French-18th Century) - Table Desk - 3 Drawers - 24 KT Gold Gild - Master Hand Carved - Various Inlaid Woods With Bronze Trim & Swags On Legs - leather top 60 ½"w x 29 ½"d x 30 ¼"h (order any size) - Fine Art Furnishing - Solid Natural Air Dried Solid Mahogany / Walnut (Not Kiln Force Dried) We Hand Craft All Desk Designs - Order Yours As Original Craft Or Let Us Redesign To Create Your Personal "One Of A kind In The World Heirloom Desk"
Custom Built Replica Desks
Desk Custom Built - Original Craft, not reproduction, made in the same hand and materials as the original - custom designed from the historic record. Built using hand hewn, mortise and tenon joined construction (meaning master crafted, not fast process). All wood species are available. Structural frames constructed using solid, full length timber (no fake laminates, scarf joints or glued up parts, no veneers and no bolt ons). All carvings are hand carved by our master level carvers (no cnc, faux casted resin carving, or gang carving). All surfaces include a fine art finish that includes a multi-stage hand rubbed finish to world class antique collector standards (no spray on faux fast paint jobs). Where applicable we offer the best fabrics and full grain leathers (processed in American tanneries only). Our Master Craftsmanship ensures your custom furniture will stand the test of time becoming a true family heirloom and valuable future antiquity. Guaranteed Forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913.
Master Blacksmithing - Solid Hand Forged Wrought Iron (no castings or hollow faux metals) by the hand of a genuine master craftsman using age old tried and tested techniques. All heat applied iron oxide hand patina finished (no powder coating or faux paint on iron finishes).
Please don't be fooled by our upscale appearance. Our prices are usually lower than lesser quality name brand mass production fast process imports, because "We Are The Factory," building custom handcrafted furniture in America since 1913.
Wrotham Park - Louis XVI Desk - Historical Origin and Design Inspiration
Isaac Ware (1704 — 1766) was an English architect and translator of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. He was apprenticed to Thomas Ripley, 1 August 1721, and followed him in positions in the Office of Works, but his mentor in design was Lord Burlington. Ware was a member of the St. Martin's Lane Academy, which brought together many of the main figures in the English Rococo movement, among them Louis François Roubiliac, who sculpted Ware's portrait bust about 1741.
Ware was dissatisfied with the first English translation (done by Giacomo Leoni) of Andrea Palladio's I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura, and in particular Leoni's illustrations. In 1738 Ware published his translation illustrated with his own careful engravings. Ware's version of the Four Books of Architecture remained the best English translation into the twentieth century in the opinion of Howard Colvin. (source: wikipedia.org)
We work with dealers, builders, interior designers, and home owners to create custom furniture for your residential or commercial property. Our custom office furniture pieces are available in any size, style, and finish by our American craftsmen, hand made using old world techniques to create a luxury fine art furnishing for your project. All hand crafted, solid wood desks, credenzas, chairs, and cabinets are built using full length, solid wood. Further customize your solid wood desk with hand carved designs, custom hardware, or granite tops, the choices are endless when you order your custom wood office furniture from Scottsdale Art Factory.
Call us to discuss your solid wood office desks project at 1-800-292-0008.