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Antique French Neoclassical Writing Desk

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Burrells Antique Desks

This antique has been viewed 7 times in the past month with the most views from France.


This late 19th century kingwood and ormolu writing table or desk is in the Louis XV1 style after a design by Jean Henri Riesner for Marie Antoinette.
The top has a quarter cut, book matched veneer in kingwood, surrounded by a band of walnut and a cross-band of kingwood.
It has a book matched, veneer in kingwood on the top, surrounded by a band of walnut and a cross-band of kingwood.
There is a small ormolu gallery surrounding three sides of the doeskin a ‘swag design’.
Below this is one, full width, drawer with the original handles.
The desk stands on four, squared and tapering, satinwood legs with ornate ormolu feet.
This beautiful small antique desk has been sympathetically restored, including French polishing, waxing and cleaning the original ormolu mounts.
This very attractive small antique French desk is in excellent condition and would stunning in a small study, sitting room or bedroom.
Width: 29.5 inches - 75cm
Depth: 18.5 - 47cm
Height to top: 30.5 inches - 77cm
Knee-hole height: 25 inches - 64 cm
Price: £2,800
We specialise in good quality antique desks, writing / library tables and chairs. We sympathetically restore our furniture using traditional methods and ship world-wide to your door. We are happy to answer any queries you may have. For a no-obligation shipping quote just send your delivery address. We look forward to hearing from you!
Internal Ref: SN698


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1900.


Height = 77 cm (30.3")
Width = 75 cm (29.5")
Depth = 47 cm (18.5")

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Burrells Antique Desks
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