Antique French Kingwood and Ormolu Bureau Plat or Writing Desk
This attractive antique French writing table was made in the Louis XV style in the mid 19th century.
It has a replacement black hide writing surface with blind and gilt tooling which is surrounded by a cross band of tulipwood.
This beautiful small antique desk has a serpentine shaped front, all sided have ‘book-matched’ kingwood veneers
and ‘bombé shaped sides and drawer fronts(bombé = projecting a bulbous swollen shape).
The desk is fitted with three drawers to the front bordered by ormolu leaf scrolls and have the original locks and key.
The desk has similar ormolu points to the sides and back and the whole stands on four cabriolet legs.
The legs and feet are also decorated with floral ormolu mounts.
Width: 39.5 inches - 101cm
Depth: 23 inches - 59cm
Height to top: 30 inches - 76cm
Height to knee-hole: 24 inches - 61cm