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Antique French Napoleon 111 Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat / Writing Desk


£9,500 | $12,650 USD | €10,764 EUR
Item Number: SA595243
Date of manufacture: 1890
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Burrells Antique Desks


An absolutely fabulous antique Neoclassical writing table made to the very highest standards.
This superb desk was made from top quality ‘plum pudding’ mahogany, acajou mouchete and fitted with superbly detailed ormolu mounts to produce a stunning quality piece of furniture.
The writing table, or desk, is fitted with three oak lined drawers with hand cut dovetails, original brass locks and the original ornate key.
The drawers have floral, wreath style handles to the side drawers and an ornate floral escutcheon to the middle drawer.
The drawer fronts are in ‘plum pudding’ mahogany with cross-and with boxwood stringing.
The reverse of the desk has identical faux drawers and the sides are similarly panelled.
The top of the desk is fitted with a replacement black hide writing surface with gilt and blind tooling. It also has writing slide extensions with a black hide surface, gilt and blind tooling and a mahogany border.
The top edge of the desk is bordered with a band of brass with a moulded edge.
Each corner of the desk has a very detailed ormolu swag and beneath these is an ormolu collar with floral discs and pendants.
The desk stands on four square section, finely tapered legs with concave edges terminating in with ormolu architectural cup feet.
This fabulous antique French writing table or desk from the Belle Epoque is a refined and very beautiful piece of furniture.
This superb quality Antique French Desk is both practical and stunning and it would makes a superb central focal point for any classical or contemporary styled office or library.
The desk has recently been professionally restored including wax and French polishing.
Width 57 inches - 146cm
With with slides extended: 95 inches - 240cm
Depth: 31.5 inches - 80cm
Height: 30 inches - 76cm
Height to knee-hole: 23.5 inches - 60cm
Specialists in beautifully restored antique desks, writing tables, library table and chairs.
We sympathetically restore our good quality antique office furniture using traditional skills to enhance its beauty and retain its value so it is ready to grace your home or work-space.
Internal Ref: SN767


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1890.


Height = 76 cm (29.9")
Width = 146 cm (57.5")
Depth = 80 cm (31.5")

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Burrells Antique Desks
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