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A Rare Pair of Antique French Portable Trunks Housing a Desk and a Filing/Storage Cabinet - Upholstered in Hand Made Needlepoint and Petite Point Panels of “The Lady and the Unicorn” Scene - Good Antique Condition with some fraying to tapestry and one hole along side of one trunk (see photos)
Portable furniture was produced throughout the ages and became particularly popular during the 1500’s-1700’s , when people of privilege had more than one place of residence. Their belongings were transported by carriages and carts. Thus, their furnishings had to be constructed in a manner that would allow them to disassemble and reassemble easily.
These two French trunks with iron handles to either side house a desk and a filing/storage cabinet. They resemble the top half of a fall front desk and would have been placed upon a stand or table for easy access to the interior when pulling a chair in place. The desk has a felt covered writing surface, 4 drawers with two open compartments above each set of drawers and a locked compartment in the center. The top half is open storage. The storage/filing cabinet has a mirrored surface and velvet lined shelves for papers, jewelry or other items necessary for daily use.
They are both upholstered with hand made needlepoint and petite point panels of “The Lady and the Unicorn” scene. Nailhead ornamentation on the needlepoint panels and iron hardware for the handles. Plain velvet panels on the backs of both trunks. Original locks and one key.
These portable pieces are rare and would be wonderful on stands displayed in a bedroom, library or office.
H=24 1/4, W=34, D=17 3/8
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