Mazarin desk in walnut, oak and pear – Louis XIV – 17ᵗʰ century – South-West – [ME040]
Bureau Mazarin en noyer, chêne et poirier – Louis XIV – XVIIᵉ siècle – Sud-Ouest – [ME040]

This Louis XIV desk, Mazarin style, has the particularity of having been fashioned with different types of wood. The top is in walnut, the frame is in oak, the drawers and panels are in pear wood.
This cleverly thought-out assembly highlights the architecture of this “bureau de milieu”, not intended to be against a wall but clearly visible and even “readable” from both sides. Commissioned by a Masonic lodge, it deliberately displays its symbolic language on its sculpted facade.
The wrought iron keys, locks and handles are all of the period, namely the 17ᵗʰ century.
The delicately turned base is connected by a sinuous stretcher.