RARE AND IMPORTANT LOUIS DOUBLE-SIDED FLAT PEDESTAL DESK XIV Black lacquered, opening by five drawers arranged two by two around the recessed central drawer. It rests on four arched legs. Top trimmed in garnet leather and surrounded by an ingot mould. Louis XIV period Rich ormolu ornamentation. Restorations of use and maintenance. H : 75 x W : 161 x D : 80 cm This office belonged to members of the Gage family, descendants of General Thomas Gage (1719 - 1787), Commander-in-Chief of British forces in North America from 1763 to 1775. Previously this office would have belonged to the family of Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) an American politician, financier, intellectual and military officer.