Le Louvre French Antiques

1400 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207
214-742-2605 FAX: 214-742-2639
www.lelouvre-antiques.com info@lelouvre-antiques.com

Antique Louis XV Style Bureau Plat

This elegant Louis XV Style bureau plat or rectangular wood writing desk has an embossed leather paneled top with ormolu motifs and moldings.  There are three drawers with the center drawer being recessed and the flanking drawers flush with the frieze. Please note, there are retractable leather surfaced extensions on each side.  Linear ormolu moldings outline the parquetry drawer frontages. The front of the desk has the same motifs, but the drawers are faux.  Nice acanthus leaf and rocaille ormolu mounts are on the drawers at the frieze level, knees and feet of the slender cabriolet legs. The woods used are a mix of exotic veneers and mahogany.

This is an elegant French bureau plat and will be an asset in any room.

CONDITION: Very good antique condition;  minor scratches to leather panels. Slightly darker on leather where previous owner used a writing pad. Wear to finish on wood under handles and other areas of high use.

Max Height=31 1/2, Length=53 3/8, Depth=28 1/2
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