Antique French Neoclassical Writing Table or Desk


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Object Description

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 table stands on four, squared and tapering, satinwood legs with ornate ormolu feet.

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

Object Condition

Excellent antique condition; This beautiful small antique desk has been sympathetically restored, including French polishing, waxing and cleaning the original ormolu mounts.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1562752849
+44 (0)7970989373

Dealer Location

Studio House
143 Chester Road South
DY10 1XB
United Kingdom