This fine piece is an Antique French Writing Table or Side Table with Porcelain Plaques and which dates  from around 1780.

Antique French Writing Table c.1780

This late 18th century antique French kingwood writing or side table is beautifully decorated with lovely ormolu mounts and features a number of Sevres style hand painted porcelain plaques as you can see from the photographs supplied.

The rectangular writing table top is fashioned in kingwood and is fitted with a very attractive three quarter brass gallery. Furthermore it has line inlay, rosewood crossbanding, and a delightful, centrally mounted porcelain plaque.

This Antique French writing table has a frieze drawer fitted to one side but please note that it is finished all round, with all four sides being similarly decorated with the Sevres porcelain plaques which are set in attractive ormolu mounts.

The all-round finish means, of course, that this writing table does not need to be placed against a wall, instead it can be situated anywhere in a room and admired from any direction. A versatile, and very practical, item of furniture we are sure you will agree.

The writing table is mounted on elegant and very sturdy cabriole legs each of which having ormolu mounts situated on the kneess and terminating in ormolu sabots.

This antique French writing table is in truly excellent condition as the photogrpahs confirm. It is offered for sale at just £3600 and is sure to attract attention wherever it is placed.


This is a compact and elegant item of antique furniture that does not take up too much space yet which provides a lovely space in which to work. The storage space is also very welcome, even on a fairly small piece such as this. The writing table measures  74cm high x  81cm wide x 49cm deep which is equivalent to 2 feet, 5 inches x 2 feet, 8 inches x 1 foot, 7 inches


We are able to carefully pack and ship this writing table to almost any destination worldwide. Please call or email us for a quotation before placing your order. Customers living in mainland UK can benefit from free delivery on this piece.

Viewing and Further Information

The writing table may be viewed at our London showroom where you will find an extensive range of beautiful, desirable desks and other related items of antique furniture. If you can’t make the journey to London please feel free to call our experts and ask any questions you may have – please quote the item reference 07094 in order to avoid confusion.