Dating from the latter half of the twentieth century, this is a large and finely crafted vintage Louis XV style writing table, or bureau plat, that is sure to become a talking point wherever it is situated.

Good looks alone however do not do justice to this fine vintage Louis XV style writing table. As you can see from the photographs provided, the writing table has been constructed to the highest standard and is ebonised and generously decorated throughout with a number of exquisite and ornate ormolu mounts.

For added comfort, convenience and style, the writing area has been finished with a striking burgundy coloured and gold-tooled real leather writing surface, as can be seen from the following photograph:

To provide storage for your stationery and other office essentials, there are three very useful and capacious drawers included as well.

The style is described as “Boulle” in resepct of its adherance to the style created by a certain Andre Charles Boulle (1642-1732) who was a renowned French cabinetmaker and who was generally considered to be the pre-eminent artist in the field of marquetry. This fame in the craft of marquetry led to his name being given to a particular style of inlay which became known as Boulle work or “Buhl” work.


This fine vintage writing table measures some 81cm in height x 163cm wide and 83cm deep. The equivalent dimensions in feet and inches would be as follows: Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 5 feet, 4 inches x Depth 2 feet, 9 inches

This Louis XV style writing table or bureau plat may be viewed and inspected in detail at our north London showroom but if you are unable to make the journey you are welcome to call us on +44 20 8809 9605 and speak to one of our resident furniture experts who will be happy to fill in the details for you – please quote the item reference, 00695b, when calling.


You can see from the various photographs provided on this page why we have no hesitation in describing this writing table as being in excellent condition and as such we are offering it for sale at just £1950.


We specialise in shipping antique desks and other fine furniture from our London warehouse to almost anywhere in the world. Carefully packed, this fine writing table could be with you soon – just ask for a shipping quote before placing your order – thank you. UK mainland shipping is free of charge on this item.

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