Even a quick glance at the images we have provided with this listing will be enough to tell you that this is a very special piece – a very fine antique French Louis XV Revival Cylinder Bureau which originated from London based Howard & Sons who were active as retailers and cabinet makers in the 19th Century.
This is an antique French Louis XVI revival cylinder bureau or “bureau a cylindre”, which has been crafted from kingwood in the manner of Riesener and proudly bearing the ivorine label of the well known and sought after retailer and cabinet maker Howard & Sons of London and dating from around 1880. The bureau has a delightful pierced brass galleried top which is placed over a very attractive foliate and lyre inlaid parquetry cylinder. Inside the cylinder there is a fitted interior which includes three drawers together with a useful pull out slide which has been fitted with a blue gold tooled inset leather writing surface – and joy to behold and very comfortable to use.
The frieze also has a useful drawer and is decorated with inlaid swags. We are pleased to inform you that this drawer is fitted with the original working lock and keys.
This antique cylinder bureau is raised on four elegant square tapering legs that are terminated with ormolu sabots.
Antique Cylinder Bureau – Condition & Price
This bureau is offered for sale in excellent condition and has been expertly cleaned and waxed in our own workshops. Please be sure to see the photographs supplied for confirmation of the condition that we offer this cylinder bureau for sale in. The price of this bureau is £2950.
Cylinder Bureau Dimensions
This is a small item but no less beautiful for that. The dimensions are as follows: 107cm high x 90cm wide x 50cm deep. Alternatively this would equate to, in feet and inches, Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 2 feet, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches.
Find Out More About This French Louis XV Revival Cylinder Bureau
You can see this bureau in person by visiting our London showroom which is open every week day between 10am and 5pm. The showroom is also open on occasional Saturdays – please call first before travelling as this is not available every week – +44 20 8809 9605. If a visit is not possible then please look at the larger image gallery which is located here: https://www.regentantiques.com/itemDetails/09078-Antique-French-Louis-XV-Revival-Cylinder-Bureau-Howard—Sons-19thC
You can also call our experts and ask any questions that you might have. A visit to the showroom will also enable you to see “Dozens of Desks” – we do have an extensive range for you to consider including desks for every size and shape of office or study. Please quote the item reference for this bureau, which is 9078, if you have any specific questions about it in order to avoid confusion.
Antique Furniture Packing & Shipping.
We have a team of specialists who will carefully pack and ship this lovely bureau to almost any location worldwide. Please contact us for a shipping quotation. UK mainland residents can benefit from free of charge shipping on this item.