This listing is for a Maurice Rinck Louis XV desk, the details of which are as follows. Rinck manufactures its furniture in a historical workshop located in Paris since 1871, “Meubles RINCK” is an entity specializing in high end furniture inside the RINCK group. The desk is 52″ wide x 27″ deep x 30 1/2 high. The underside is stamped with the maker’s mark by M. Rinck and the seal of “UNION NATle INDUSTRIE FRANCAISES DE L’AMEUBLEMENT”. The 3 drawers all lock with a deadbolt and each have their own key. The two outside drawers measure 10 1/2″ wide X 20″ deep X 3″ high with the middle drawer measuring 15 1/2″ wide X 21″ deep X 3″ high. This desk was my father’s pride and joy. My earliest memories of it date back to the 1970s when we lived in NYC and it was in his private study. It is in excellent condition with signs of use on the burgundy leather working area on top which also has a couple of stains. A competent furniture restorer can easily replace this leather piece but I would order a replacement directly from Rinck to preserve the desk’s heritage. Dear Sir, I can confirm that desk is coming from our company and Parisian work shop. I can not be more precise about the year, because all client’s files are archived, but : It is a Louis XV style desk, traditionally manufactured with a solid oak structure, with mortaises and tenons joined, hand dovetail joins for the drawers, black lacquered finishing, ornate with sand casted , chiseled, and ormolu set of bronze. The round UNIFA stamp on the underside of the desk is there to assure the desk has respectability and was constructed to the standards of the Professional Union. The UNIFA stamp also confirms your desk is from the period between 1960 and 1980, because after it would have been stamped “Groupement ébénisterie d’art “. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information or additional photos. I highly recommend using Uship if you need this desk delivered outside of the south Florida area. The item “Maurice Rinck Louis XV Desk” is in sale since Monday, February 17, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\Post-1950″. The seller is “hughevan” and is located in Palm Beach, Florida. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Maker: Maurice Rinck
- Type: Desks & Secretaries
- Style: Louis XV
- Region of Origin: France
- Age: Post-1950
- Original/Reproduction: Contemporary Reproduction
- Material: Solid oak construction with bronze ormlu.