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Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Bureau Plat C.1860

Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Bureau Plat C.1860

Antique French Ormolu Mounted Marquetry Bureau Plat C.1860


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This is a very fine French antique ormolu mounted bureau plat which features fine quality floral marquetry and which dates from around 1860.This beautiful piece of furniture has been made with artistic marquetry requiring the highest level of  craftsmanship. The surface of the table top of this antique ormolu mounted bureau plat features very intricate floral marquetry decoration. Using a number of different and exotic veneers which include Kingwood, rosewood, satinwood, burr walnut, and purpleheart, the level of detail present here can only be described as extraordinary. The central panel is worthy of particular attention, it being inlaid with a representation of an urn on a flower filled satinwood background together with a decorative border of foliage which has been rendered in mahogany and burr walnut.

As you can see from the images provided the imposing table top is completed with a highly decorative ormolu border which adds an additional level of elegance to this antique bureau plat in addition to providing protection for the edges of this fine piece.

A beautiful trellis pattern ormolu border over inset green mica crystal decorates the frieze which also features a large frieze drawer.

One of the most striking features of this beautifully crafted antique ormolu mounted bureau plat is the ormolu mounted and turned reeded tapering legs which are joined by X-stretchers. These have a striking central gilded turned finial.

Please also take note of the intricate and striking ormolu mountings to be found on the legs.

ConditionAs you can tell by looking at the images we have supplied, this antique bureau plat is in truly excellent  condition. It has been fastidiously cleaned and polished in our own workshops.

Will it Fit?This wonderful antique ormolu mounted bureau plat should to be given pride of place in the room. To make sure it will fit in the space you have in mind please check the measurements as below.

More InformationWe are always very pleased to answer any questions you may have about our items and our team of furniture experts are on hand to take your calls or respond to emails. 

Shipping, Delivery and ReturnsWe are delighted to be able to offer a full worldwide shipping service and we will ensure this antique ormolu mounted bureau plat is carefully packed for delivery to your home or workplace. Please call for a quotation on how much shipping will be to your destination before placing your order. Shipping is free of charge to any mainland UK destination.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 129 x Depth 77

Height 54 - Kneehole

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 3 inches x Depth 2 feet, 6 inches

Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Kneehole


W129.0 x H76.0 x D77.0 cm



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