MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE
WITH PATENTED LOCKING SYSTEM
Created by French cabinet makers Daubet and Dumarest, 2 rue d'Alerie, Lyon, France between 1848 - 1849.
This stunning and elegant desk is the epitome of quality, craftsmenship and ingenuity.
Aside from it's beauty and functionality it boasts a complicated locking mechanism
accessed through a single key hole centrally located between the top drawers.
Once locked the only section that remains accessible is the lower left drawer.
Daubet and Dumarest also exhibited in the 1855 Exposition Universelle with
an ormolu-mounted Thuya bureau made for the Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III.
Our bureau was purchased in 1981 in France from Francoise Salmon, dealer, and shipped back to Australia.
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