Antique Victorian Amboyna Inlaid Bonheur Du Jour


  • £8,750.00
  • €10,245 Euro
  • $12,067 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique Victorian Amboyna Inlaid Bonheur Du Jour

Believed by our experts to date from around 1860, this Antique Victorian Bonheur Du Jour is an imposing and functional item of furniture that is so typical of the Victorian era.
We are pleased to be able to offer for sale, in excellent condition, this Victorian Bonheur Du Jour, or Ladies Writing Desk at an excellent price and complete with free delivery to any mainland UK destination.

Our experts have dated this item to around 1860 and it really is in extraordinary condition considering its age. It has, of course, been expertly restored by our own team of restorers in our own workshops.

To the top of the piece are decorative pierced brass galleries. The Bonheur du jour is made from amboyna and thuya wood – both very rare and expensive timbers. The piece is decorated throughout with Sevres porcelain plaques which have been hand painted and depict Madam Dubarry and Madam De Montesson along with floral sprays and cherubs. There are also a number of very fine ormolu mounts. Please also note the use of kingwood crossbanding. This is surely an exceptional example of quality and design.

This ladies writing desk has a large central drawer which has a slide for writing. This is still fitted with the original inset gold tooled navy blue leather writing surface. There are two further drawers situated over a mirror backed two-shelf under tier. It is all raised on strong yet elegant turned feet.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 145 x Width 132 x Depth 53
Height 64 - Kneehole

Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 foot, 9 inches x Width 4 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches
Height 2 feet, 1 inch - Kneehole

Our reference: 08143


  • H: 145cm (57.09in)
  • W: 132cm (51.97in)
  • D: 53cm (20.87in)


circa 1860

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