19th Century French Louis XV Marquetry and Bronze Bureau Plat with Leather Top
Crafted in Paris, France, circa 1870 in the style of Francois Linke and built of walnut with oak parquetry, the large antique desk stands on elegant cabriole legs decorated at the shoulder with bronze figural busts of woman wearing floral headdresses, and ending with gilt bronze sabots at the bottom. The large table has a serpentine shaped top dressed with inset black embossed leather writing surface and bronze banding around the edges, embellished with bronze medallions on each corner. The bureau with scalloped apron and ormolu bronze mounts, is dressed with three carved frieze drawers to one side and three masked drawers to the back side; each drawer is embellished with parquetry decor, dressed with intricate bronze handles, and the inside is upholstered with beige velvet fabric. The desk, similar to the one used at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use and adorns a rich walnut patina and exquisite bronze dore embellishments. Place this unique desk in a man’s office or study for the ultimate Louis XV elegance. Measures: 71.5″ W x 39″ D x 31.25″ H.
|Dimensions||71.5" W x 39" D x 31.25" H|
Late 19th Century