Invitation au Voyage
The Christine desk in blanched, lacquered parchment has crisp, vintage details like bronzed metal tracery and leg caps (called sabots). The mixed materials of this beautifully refined desk conjure an authentic 1930s spirit from heritage make and modern usage.
The super-clean, modern design features beautiful proportions and convenient closed storage.
Luxe, Calme et Volupte
The true costs of conflict were present in the daily experience of many in Lost Generation Paris. The aftermath changed tastes and aspirations in post-war Europe. After WWI, rich folks still wanted beautiful things, but they began to view the royal, gilded styles they loved before the war with suspicion. Palace design became an unlucky symbol that fell out of fashion with tastemakers.
Enter a new, modern vision that celebrated contemporary ideas and didn't carry the weight of history. It placed primacy on craft over expensive materials like gilding and rare woods. It was also all fashionably new.
Parchment is a luxurious writing material made from untanned goatskin. This is the same material used traditionally in illuminated manuscripts , bookbinding and college diplomas. Some Gutenberg Bibles are even on parchment (others on paper). Parchment and other tonal, monochromatic materials became highly fashionable in the hands of Jean-Michel Frank and other decorators who abstracted Art Deco into quieter luxury.
Lacquered for ease of upkeep.
Totally luxurious. Totally relevant to today. Product Details:
- Lacquered Blanched Parchment
- Drawer with Glide Extensions
- Full Extension Glides
- Bronze Finish Guards, Pulls and Sabots
General Information on Cleaning and Care
Dust and dirt are the enemy of clear, like-new, finishes. The best way to keep your purchase looking its best is to clean it frequently with a dry cloth. Beyond this general advice, follow these basics for years of beautiful use:
- Keep purchases dust-free. Blot stains and liquids. When you need deeper cleaning, use a lightly damp cloth.
- Keep your purchase in a stable temperature and away from direct sun.
- Do not use any caustic chemicals or abrasives. Stay away from harsh cleaners like alcohol, acetone or ammonia. Only use glass cleaner on glass.
This order ships to you by Common Carrier. We are pleased to offer free shipping on orders over $3500 which is automatically given at checkout if your order qualifies. Orders less than $3500 ship at $195 per freight shipping item.
Freight shipments come with some customer expectations to keep the insurance on your order valid. Higher service levels are available (called white-glove delivery), at higher costs. Freight shipments are more of a business-to-business than business-to-consumer experience and trucking can be more rough and tumble than many consumers expect.
Delivery times for in-stock merchandise are usually under 3 weeks to your door. These dates include 7-10 business days for order processing to leave the managed warehouse and 2-7 business days on a truck to reach your delivery location.
Basic Service Level Agreement
Our basic shipping level agreement with the freight company