This is an fine and beautiful petite French Louis XV Revival kingwood, goncalo alves and ormolu mounted bureau plat, circa 1850 in date.
This fantastic bureau plat features an ornate serpentine crossbanded top inset with a gold tooled green leather writing surface and finished with a stylish ormolu border.
The shaped frieze features a useful drawer and and the desk is raised on elegant ormolu mounted tapering cabriole legs terminating in ormolu sabots.
Add a touch of unparalleled panache and style to your office or drawing room with this truly impressive bureau plat.
Complete with original working lock and key.
In excellent condition, having been cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 75 x Width 82 x Depth 51
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 2 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches
is a classic furniture wood, almost exclusively used for inlays on very fine furniture. Occasionally it is used in the solid for small items and turned work, including parts of billiard cues, e.g., those made by John Parris. It is brownish-purple with many fine darker stripes and occasional irregular swirls. Occasionally it contains pale streaks of a similar colour to sapwood.
The wood is very dense and hard and can be brought to a spectacular finish. it turns well but due to its density and hardness can be difficult to work with hand tools. It also has a tendency to blunt the tools due to its abrasive properties.
Our reference: A1881