We are offering for sale, at the attractive price of just £3350, this very distinguished Antique Empire Ormolu Desk in the Louise Philippe Style and dating from around 1880.

Antique Empire Desk Louise Phillipe

This antique French desk is made in the classical Empire style from solid mahogany and is decorated all over with ormolu mounts which are typically reminiscent of the Empire style and depict Egyptian motifs including sphinxes, griffins, urns, laurels as well as a number of  Napoleonic symbols. There are also gilded bronze mounts which display a very high level of craftsmanship and command the attention of anyone viewing this desk.

The writing surface is fitted with a sumptuous gold tooled burgundy leather writing surface which is extremely pleasant to work on.

This desk was made from superb quality mahogany with a beautiful grain and finish. The drawers are of a particularly high standard of construction and have hand cut dovetails with drawer linings are being made from solid mahogany.

By way of storage there are three frieze drawers as well as three in each of the pedestals.

Please also note that this antique French desk is finished all around, the rear being especially attractive, and therefore it can be placed anywhere in a room and not necessarily against a wall.

As you can see, the two pedestals are flanked each of the  four corners with columns that are each surmounted with gilded ormolu capitelli. Note that each of the pedestals stands on four turned legs which are terminated with ormolu sabots.


This desk has been fully restored in our own workshops and is offered for sale in excellent condition. We have provided a number of photographs for you to see the condition and standard of workmanship for yourself.

You can see more photographs and find out more about this lovely desk here.


This is a compact antique French desk which would sit comfortably in even the most modestly sized room, as studies often are.

The dimensions of this Empire style desk are as follows: 76cm in height x 110cm wide x 63cm deep. The kneehole dimensions are 64cm x 48cm. The dimensions in feet and inches, should you prefer, are 2 ft, 6 inches high x 3 ft, 7 inches wide x 2 ft, 1 inch deep. The kneehole measurements are Height 2 ft, 1 inch x Width 1 ft, 7 inches.

Our team of expert packers and shippers can have this lovely French desk safely packed and on its way to you in almost any location worldwide. We would ask you to please request a shipping quotation before placing your order. When doing so please quote the item number, which is: 06382 in order to avoid confusion.

UK mainland shipping is offered free of charge.

You are most welcome to visit our north London showroom in person and view this item, along with many others that we may currently have in stock. If you would be making a long journey, please telephone or email us to ensure that the item you want hasn’t already been sold.

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Further Information
To find out more about this item please feel free to call our experts on +44 20 8809 9605
When calling please quote item reference: 06382.

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