My friend Gabrielle has recently closed her antiques shop to concentrate on decorating and design projects. Among the antiques up for sale is this magnificent Neoclassical Empire bureau (circa 1801-1815, the French First Empire under Napoleon).
The photo of the trim on a drawer shows the fleur de lys-shaped lock. Without the original key, the cabinet would be impossible to open.
Many of Gabrielle's items will soon be offered for sale in Tara's Treasures in my sidebar. If you are interested in purchasing the grey marble-topped Empire bureau, email me for further details.