Antique English Marquetry and Parquetry Writing Table or Bureau Plat
A very rare French Louis XV style English made antique writing table. The table was probably made by the London firm of H Lawford who were known for producing furniture in the Louis XV style and this design is similar to those they made in the late 19th century.
This superb antique marquetry table was made as a statement piece and is very impressive. The top has a central oval parquetry panel made from rosewood, satinwood and tulip wood. This type of marquetry top is not common in writing tables as there would normally be a writing leather top. The central panel is surrounded by a border of arabesques of tulipwood inlaid into figured walnut. The thumb moulded edge is of cross grained rosewood.
Similar parquetry is found all around the frieze below the and there is one central drawer lined in mahogany with hand cut dovetail joints.
The table stands on 4 cabriol legs with floral rococo style ormolu mounts down the front of the legs.
Condition: This stunning antique Louis XV style table is in excellent original condition. It has been cleaned and wax polished and the original ormolu mounts retain their waterguilding.
This spectacular and very rare antique table would make a stunning centre piece to any room and is a real talking point with all who see it.
Date: circa 1870
Width: 54.5 inches - 138cm
Depth: 33 inches - 84cm
Height to top: 29.5 inches - 75cm
Height to kneehole: 24 inches 61cm
Reference Number: SN501
If you are interested in this Antique French Style Writing Table please contact us quoting reference: SN501
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- rosewood, satinwood and tulip wood
- Width (cm):
- 54.5 inches - 138cm
- Height (cm):
- 29.5 inches - 75cm
- Depth (cm):
- 33 inches - 84cm