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Antique Empire Ormolu Desk Louise Philippe Style C.1880

Antique Empire Ormolu Desk Louise Philippe Style C.1880

Antique Empire Ormolu Desk Louise Philippe Style C.1880


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About this item

We are pleased to offer for sale this very elegant Antique Empire Ormolu Desk which has been made in the Louise Philippe Style and which dates from around 1880.This antique French desk is made in the classical Empire style from solid mahogany and is decorated all over with ormolu mounts which are typical of the Empire style and which depict a range of Egyptian motifs including sphinxes, griffins, urns, laurels as well as a number of  Napoleonic symbols. There are also gilded bronze mounts which display a very high level of craftsmanship and command the attention of anyone viewing this desk.

The writing surface is fitted with a lovely looking and sumptuous gold-tooled leather writing surface, in Burgundy, which is a joy to work on.

This desk was made from top quality mahogany with a beautiful grain and finish. It is nice to see that the drawers are of a particularly high standard of construction and have hand cut dovetails with drawer linings are being made from solid mahogany.

There is plenty of storage as there are three frieze drawers as well as three in each of the pedestals.
Please also note that this antique French desk is finished all around, the rear being especially attractive, and therefore it can be placed anywhere in a room and not necessarily against a wall.

As you can see, the two pedestals are flanked each of the four corners with columns that are each surmounted with gilded ormolu capitelli. Note that each of the pedestals stands on four turned legs which are terminated with ormolu sabots.

Condition:This desk has been fully restored in our own workshops and is offered for sale in excellent condition. We have provided a number of photographs for you to see the condition and standard of workmanship for yourself.
You can see more photographs and find out more about this lovely desk here.

ShippingOur team of expert packers and shippers can have this lovely French desk safely packed and on its way to you in almost any location worldwide. We would ask you to please request a shipping quotation before placing your order. When doing so please quote the item number, which is: 06382 in order to avoid confusion.
UK mainland shipping is offered free of charge.

ViewingYou are most welcome to visit our north London showroom in person and view this item, along with many others that we may currently have in stock. If you would be making a long journey, please telephone or email us to ensure that the item you want hasn't already been sold.

Showroom Opening Hours:Open Mon to Fri 10am - 5pm
We also open on occasional Saturdays - please call first

Further InformationTo find out more about this item please feel free to call our in-house antique furniture experts.

When calling please quote item reference: 06382 so as to avoid confusion.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 110 x Depth 63

Height 64 x Width 48 - Kneehole Dimensions

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 3 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch

Height 2 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 7 inches - Kneehole Dimensions


W110.0 x H76.0 x D63.0 cm



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