Antique Rosewood Desk Bonheur Du Jour Napoleon Iii Circa 1870

Antique Rosewood Desk Bonheur Du Jour Napoleon Iii Circa 1870

Antique Rosewood Desk Bonheur Du Jour Napoleon Iii Circa 1870

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Antique Rosewood Desk Bonheur Du Jour Napoleon III circa 1870

A beautiful antique Napoleon III inlaid rosewood lady's writing or work desk or Bonheur Du Jour, circa 1890, the superstructure with a inlaid fall-front opening to reveal a tooled leather writing surface with various compartments and single drawer, over a moulded rectangular top above a drawer with two brass knob handles with various storage boxes covered in red velvet, with a slide-out well below, raised on string-inlaid square-section tapering legs terminating with casters, comes with two working keys with tassels.

• Bonheur Du Jour Desk
• Circa 1870
• Period 2nd Empire
• Wood Rosewood
• Provenance France
• Marquetry veneers
Working locks & key
Storage box
• Stunning colour & patination
• Superb quality

Condition: The desk is offered in excellent condition having been re-polished by our restorer, the leather is faded and shows signs of age, ink marks to the inside, split to the leather, small split to fall flap, both keys working, wonderful rosewood patina.

Height: 44.49” inches / 113cm
Width: 24.02” inches / 61cm
Depth: 16.15” inches / 41cm


W61.0 x H113.0 x D41.0 cm



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Date of manufacture


Place of origin



19th Century


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