Author: desirabled

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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Vintage, In The Style of Gillows Writing Table or Desk in Mahogany 20th Century

This piece is a wonderful mahogany Gillows writing table, styled in the manner of Gillows and dating from the late 20th Century. Gillows was a famous 18th Century English furniture maker who became known for producing some of the finest pieces of mahogany furniture in England at the time. Renown for its craftsmanship, the firm of Gillows, started by Robert in 1731 and continued by his sons Richard and Robert, moved to London from Lancashire and became recognised as being amongst the finest cabinet makers of their time. One of their most famous inventions was the Davenport desk –...

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Antique Louis Revival Writing Table Desk Bureau Plat c.1920

This wonderful walnut antique bureau plat with ormolu mounts is in the French Louis Revival style and dates from the early 20th Century. The writing surface fitted to this lovely bureau plat is in burgundy leather beautifully inset with striking gold tooling with a wonderful ebonised border and a gorgeous ormolu mounted perimeter: All fully adorned with wonderful ormolu handles and mounts, this bureau plat has three frieze drawers on one size and three ‘dummy’ drawers on the other, meaning this item can be placed anywhere in a room, including against a wall with no loss of usability. Equally...

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Vintage French Louis XV Marquetry Bureau

This wonderful serpentine shaped French Louis XV marquetry bureau in the Louis XV revival style, dates from the last quarter of the 20th century. Offered at £1,250, this very refined and neat Louis XV marquetry bureau or writing desk is crafted from the finest walnut it has a profusion of marquetry decoration and also features ormolu mounts. Walnut is recognised as one of the most popular of all the exotic woods and has been used by furniture craftsmen for centuries. Walnut veneers were traditionally very expensive and required a high level of skill to match and blend them. This piece...

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