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French Bureau Plat in the Louis XV StyleFrench Bureau Plat in the Louis XV StyleFrench Bureau Plat in the Louis XV StyleFrench Bureau Plat in the Louis XV StyleFrench Bureau Plat in the Louis XV Style

A Bureau Plat in the Louis XV Style

Constructed after a model by Charles Cressent, in purpleheart, and dressed with fine ormolu mounts, and marquetry inlaid; of freestanding serpentine rectangular form, rising from foliate sabot shod cabriole legs, terminating in ormolu 'espagnolettes'; ormolu Bacchic masks to the four sides, with an ormolu stiff leaf cast platform guard edge strip to the platform, with kingwood banding enclosing the inlaid foliate marquetry reserve; the writing surface having a tooled tan Morocco leather inset.
French, Circa 1880

Pierre Kjellberg's 'Le Mobilier Français du 18e Sieclé' shows a rectangular bureau plat by Cressent of very similar form, on pp227.

Item ID:8795

HEIGHT
30.5" (77 cm)
WIDTH
56" (142 cm)
DEPTH
34.5" (88 cm)
STYLE
Louis XVI
PERIOD
19th Century
THEME
Floral
ROOM
living room, master bedroom

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    French Bureau Plat in the Louis XV Style

    £32,000 GBP   ~ $44,677 USD