Bureau Plat Writing Tables
What Is A Bureau Plat?
Bureau Plat is the French term for “flat topped writing table” and it dates from the reign of Louis XV of France. The design and the term is attributed to one Andre Charles Boulle, (1642 – 1732), who was a master cabinet maker and who was further described as being “the most skillful artisan in Paris”.
The main characteristics of a Bureau Plat are a flat topped writing surface and, usually, three drawers situated beneath the writing surface. Although most “writing tables” do have drawers we have used the term Bureau Plat on this site to describe those which are French or in the French style.
Take a few moments to look through our range of Bureau Plat Writing Tables and don’t forget to ask if there’s any information you need which isn’t in the description.
Full List of Bureau Plat Writing Tables
Dating from the last quarter of the 20th century this is a fine example of a Louis XV style writing table and bombe bureau plat. Crafted from fine mahogany and satinwood it features a very striking hand-gilded and tooled leather writing surface. It comprises five...read more
We present to you this is a fine and rare antique ormolu bureau plat desk. It is a mounted French kingwood bureau plat after Charles Cressent, dating from around 1860. It bears the label of Bedle & Cie and features wonderful highly decorative ormolu mounts. The...read more
We present to you a lovely piece. This is a truly gorgeous antique French bureau plat in kingwood, crafted in the Louis Revival style and featuring highly decorative ormolu mounts, dating from around 1860. This antique French bureau plat has a rectangular top with...read more
This is an absolutely stunning tortoiseshell antique boulle centre table - a French bureau plat - the last word in opulent luxury, dating from around 1870. This French bureau plat is beautifully inlaid in cut brass on tortoiseshell with winged cherubs, a cupid and...read more
This is a simply stunning French antique bureau plat, or centre table, crafted from burr walnut and positively dripping with quite exquisite and intricate marquetry, dating from around 1850. This truly astonishing antique bureau plat features beautiful marquetry...read more
This fantastic antique parquetry desk has been made in the French Louis XV Revival style and dates from around 1880. This lovely mahogany bureau plat has highly decorative ormolu mounts of caryatids on the legs as well as other lovely gilt bronze decoration. There...read more
This is a gorgeous French Louis XV Revival serpentine antique bureau plat crafted in kingwood and featuring ormolu mounts dating from around 1880. The quality of this wonderful antique bureau plat has to be seen to believed. The wonderful gilt brass mounts add a level...read more
We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this lovely antique French Empire Revival bureau plat desk dating from around 1900 and priced at £7,500. Skilfully fashioned in mahogany with copious gilt-bronze mountings this lovely example of an antique French Empire...read more
This French antique ormolu mounted bureau plat features wonderful floral marquetry. Circa 1860, this beautiful piece of furniture has been made with artistic marquetry requiring the finest craftsmanship. The table top of this antique ormolu mounted bureau plat has...read more
We are pleased to be able to offer this English Antique Bureau, circa 1780 (George III) in date for sale in excellent condition and at the very attractive price of just £1250 with free UK mainland shipping. This antique bureau has been beautifully crafted from fine...read more
This wonderful walnut antique bureau plat with ormolu mounts is in the French Louis Revival style and dates from the early 20th Century. The writing surface fitted to this lovely bureau plat is in burgundy leather beautifully inset with striking gold tooling with a...read more
We are pleased to be able to offer for sale this lovely French ormolu mounted rosewood and kingwood parquetry antique bureau plat, alternatively known as a centre table, which our experts have dated to around 1860. Priced at just £4250 this is a rare opportunity to...read more
This vintage Louis Revival bureau plat writing table desk in kingwood is a fantastic example of the form. Dating from the last quarter of the 20th century, this wonderful kingwood bureau plat writing table has elegant rosewood panels and gilded bronze mounts. Kingwood...read more
At Desirable Desks we know that the Victorian style of furniture is always popular with our customers. We are, therefore, delighted to be able to present this lovely antique Victorian satinwood and marquetry bureau de dame with ormolu mounts which was made around...read more
Fully restored and beautifully French polished, we now offer for sale this lovely antique French Ormolu mounted partners desk or bureau plat dating from around 1880. Priced at just £7,750 this important and imposing piece is sure to attract a lot of interest so be...read more
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...read more
We are pleased to be able to offer this grand Empire style bureau plat or writing table made from walnut and rosewood parquetry and embellished with beautiful ormolu mounts and plaques, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century. Dating from around the end of...read more
We are sorry but this table is now sold. This is an antique French library table fashioned from stylish and attractive burr walnut and featuring very nice ormolu mounts. It is dated by our team to around 1870.As you can see, this is a very decorative antique French...read more
Dating from around 1850 this is a very attractive antique French Bureau Plat writing table featuring delicate and impressive decorations fashioned from a combination of Kingwood, Rosewood, Tulipwood and Purple Heart complemented by some of the finest Ormolu borders...read more
This piece, dated from the last quarter of the 20th Century, is a wonderful Louis XV Revival walnut and floral marquetry bureau plat desk. This bureau plat desk is incredibly ornate and is truly fit for a Russian Imperial Palace or a French royal chateau with superb...read more
This truly lovely desk is an antique 19th Century Louis XV style bureau plat made from kingwood. It has a shaped top with brass edging with three fitted drawers. It features cabriole legs with ormolu mounts comprising scallop motifs and paw feet. The shaped desktop...read more