We were offered this Spanish Revival or Spanish Colonial style desk by a local apartment complex that is remodeling their clubhouse. Silly them!! It was decorated in 1970 and filled with furniture from Artes De Mexico Internacionales SA. And now we get to offer it to you.
This desk not only retains its Artes De Mexico Internacionales SA tag, but it is also stamped with a signature in its center drawer of, we assume, the artist who created it. It looks to us like Salvador Franco. However, we have not found his name online. This handcrafted and hand carved desk is spectacular with all its panels and carvings and handwrought iron hardware. Plus, it has the most unique drop down ends with slide out supports I’ve ever seen. They provide perfect and interesting extra space to spread out. And its five drawers provide lots of storage space. We all love its big chunky carved trestle legs. This gorgeous desk is in fabulous condition with tons of wonderful age patina.
Artes de Mexico Internacionales, SA imported handmade pieces from Mexico, some even signed by their makers like this piece, exclusively for sale to the trade. Which means they sold only to architects and interior designers and not to the public. Thus, making the pieces harder to find. Although they have beautiful pieces as well, do not confuse them with Arte de Mexico which is a Los Angeles based shop selling production pieces to the public.
This desk will be amazing in your living space whether it’s a Spanish Hacienda, mountain cabin, country home, or loft. You need to make this incredible desk your own.