Antique French Kingwood Bureau de Dame c.1850
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This is a gorgeous French Bureau de Dame / Bonheur du Jour, or Ladies Writing Desk and it is Circa 1850 in date.
It is made from kingwoodwith hand painted Sevres porcelain plaques and exquisite ormolu mounts, it is an example of superb quality and design.
The gorgeous grain andcolour of thekingwood, the fabulous ormolu mounts and the hand paintedSevresporcelainplaquesensure that this bureau de dame will get noticed wherever it is placed.
The three doors on top open to reveal two shelves in each cupboard. There is a mirror in the central door so this item would also be ideal to be used as a superb dressing table. There is a small drawer below each side door and these drawers are automatically locked when the fall is closed.
The fall opens to reveal the original burgundy leather with gold tooled and embossed edge detail. The leather has some light wear to the surface but is in very good condition for age and does not require replacing. There are four useful drawers to store your pens, papers, etc.
There is a large central drawer flanked by two pedestals. Each pedestal has four useful drawers. The top drawer in each pedestal will automatically lock all the other drawers when it is closed.
The escutcheons are original as are all the fabulous ormolu mounts - crisply cast and gilded bronze in excellent original condition. The locks are original and there are the original working keys.
It is an absolutely exquisite model which is exceptionally rare to come across.Condition:
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
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- Furniture & Furnishings
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- United Kingdom
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