Antique Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table c.1850


  • £5,250.00
  • €6,147 Euro
  • $7,240 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table c.1850

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 decoration of kingwood, rosewood, tulipwood and purple heart with elegant ormolu borders. The central panel is beautifully inlaid with musical instruments on a flower-filled ebony ground. But beauty does not come at the expense of functionality; the table also has a useful and capacious frieze drawer which is fitted with the original working lock and key.

The table stands on turned and reeded legs joined by inlaid X-stretchers with a striking central ormolu mounted turned finial. Words really cannot do justice to the breathtaking beauty of this antique bureau plat. It will render your guests simply speechless!

Condition Of This Antique Bureau Plat
This antique bureau plat is in a great condition having been wonderfully restored in our workshops. This can easily be seen in the photographs we have included in our set of pics. Kindly take a few moments to have a look at them and assure yourself of this.

To Setup A Meeting To View This Antique Bureau Plat Face To Face
We're sure you will agree it's a good idea to look at important items like this antique bureau plat in person before you buy. With this thought, we are really delighted to encourage buyers to pay a visit to our North London salesroom to review this wonderful antique bureau plat personally. When you are here you can look-over our considerable selection of other attractive products and also talk about any questions or concerns that you've got. Our internal experts are available to resolve queries, not just about this antique bureau plat but also concerning antiques and collectibles more generally. They've got a tremendous amount of specialist knowledge and are always happy to advise.

Please call ahead of time to book a consultation so that we can be sure we have the right specialist readily available to assist you. We sporadically open on Saturdays, so if you'd like to come at a weekend, please get in contact beforehand to make sure that we will be open. We don't want you making a wasted journey. When making contact with us please be certain you have the item reference number to hand so we can be certain which specific thing you really want to discuss.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 129 x Depth 75
Height 55 x Width 78 - Kneehole Dimensions

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 4 foot, 3 inches x Depth 2 foot, 5 inches
Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 2 foot, 7 inches - Kneehole Dimensions

Our reference: 07166


  • H: 74cm (29.13in)
  • W: 129cm (50.79in)
  • D: 75cm (29.53in)


circa 1850

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