We have restore this beautiful oak Breton desk. Victor has removed the wax, varnish and stain from the desk to reveal the natural oak which in time will age to a lovely mellow colour. We have replaced the mock leather with real antiqued tan leather which is inlaid on the desk top. The top section can be removed and has 4 small matching drawers. On the desk part there is a central drawer then a pair of drawers on the left and one large deep drawer on the right side. The turned, ornate legs have been painted with oil paint as has the sides and back of the desk. The carving on the edge of the desk top and drawer top is on all sides and back and so can be situated in the middle of a room as well as against a wall, or window.
We were overjoyed to find these stunning French posters. Aged by time but nevertheless in good condition these rare and captivating images of regions, cities and town are truly atmospheric. The artist photographer Jean Roubier was born in Vézelay in 1896. At the age of 34, he set up a portrait studio and began as a photographer / illustrator for European publishers specialising in art books. After the war he continued to work with the French government as part of their tourism campaigns covering the whole of France. The images are in powerful black and white and have little or no signs of life which gives them an air of serene tranquility. They are about 100cm x 60 cm.