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Antique Ormolu Mounted Marquetry French Bureau Plat c.1860

This French antique ormolu mounted bureau plat features wonderful floral marquetry. Circa 1860, this beautiful piece of furniture has been made with artistic marquetry requiring the finest craftsmanship. The table top of this antique ormolu mounted bureau plat has incredibly complex floral marquetry decoration. Using a range of exotic veneers including rosewood, kingwood, burr walnut, satinwood and purple heart, the detailing is extraordinary. The central panel is inlaid with a representation of an urn on a flower fulled satinwood background together with a decorative border of foliage rendered in mahogany and burr walnut. The imposing table top is completed...

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Mahogany & Brass Empire Revival Antique Pedestal Desk c.1880

Dating from around 1880, this  is a fine example of a French Empire Revival pedestal desk in mahogany with hand hammered brass decoration. Crafted from superb mahogany, this antique pedestal desk features a rectangular inset green and gold tooled leather writing surface:     It has three large frieze draws as well as three draws in each of the pedestals. Each has the original ormolu drop handles:   Each drawer features handcut dovetails and is lined with solid oak: There is a lockable internal compartment in one of the drawers: To increase work space, there is also a pull...

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Antique Library Table or Desk – William IV in Mahogany c.1840

Circa 1840 in date, this is a wonderful example of a William IV period Antique partners table, antique library table or antique partners desk in solid mahogany. This fine antique library table has been crafted from wonderful solid mahogany, the wood of choice for famous furniture makers such as Thomas Sheraton who dominated English 18th century furniture making. He believed that mahogany was such a fine wood that it was an ornament to any room in which it was placed. This piece certainly shows how well mahogany can be fashioned and polished. The writing surface of this lovely piece...

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Antique French Vernis Martin Bureau de Dame c.1880

Dating from circa. 1880, this fabulous French antique bureau de dame, is made in rosewood with ormolu mounting and Vernis Martin paintings. Priced at £2,550 this lovely antique bureau de dame will be a wonderful addition to any furniture collection. The flap drops down to become leather inset writing surface, and reveals a well and three drawers to provide storage for your stationery and other items. A Vernis Martin painting adorns the flap and it shows a courting couple, as well a country scene on the frieze surrounded with ormolu ornamentation. The upper part of the antique bureau de...

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French Empire Antique Ormolu Mounted Desk and Chair Dating From Around 1880

Dating from around 1880, this French Empire Desk and Chair is fashioned in flame mahogany with ormolu mounts. With elegant proportions this French Empire desk has an inset olive green leather rectangular writing surface that features gold tooling. The central frieze has a larger drawer and is flanked by two shorter drawers on each side. There are ‘dummy’ drawers mirrored on the opposite side, meaning this desk can be self standing in the middle of a room as well as pushed up against a wall with no loss of function. The desk stands on beautiful elegant square tapered legs with...

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