This wonderful serpentine shaped French Louis XV marquetry bureau in the Louis XV revival style, dates from the last quarter of the 20th century.

French Louis XV Bureau Marquetry

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 displays fine craftsmanship both with the use of walnut and also with the distinctive marquetry. Of particular note in this piece is the skillful use of diagonal figured walnut veneer on the frieze.


The fall opens to show an interior that  also features fine floral and foliage marquetry. It features six small drawers and the frieze also has a further three drawers.

The wooden writing surface also has lovely marquetry:

It stands on wonderfully curved legs that add an air of delicacy to the piece:

It is finished on all sides meaning that it can be freestanding and placed anywhere in a room. It also has a working lock and key.


This Louis XV marquetry bureau is in excellent condition, please check this for yourself by looking at the photos.

Will it Fit? 

To ensure this will fit in the location you have selected for it, here are the dimensions in both centimetres and inches:

Dimensions in cm:  97 high x 60 wide x 43 deep. Dimensions in inches: 3′ 2″ H x 2′ W x 1′ 5″ D.

Viewing and Further Information

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We are also delighted to answer any questions you might have, so do get in touch by email or phone. Just quote reference number 02213.


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