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    antique french empire revival bureau plat desk writing table 19th c

    Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C
    • Antique Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table 19th C

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    This is a fine antique French gilt-bronze mounted mahogany Empire Directoire bureau plat, Circa 1860 in date.

     
     
    The rectangular top with a green gold-tooled inset leather writing surface and a very decorativegilt-bronze border.
     
    The frieze has a central drawer flanked by pairs of side drawers with shaped corner brackets to the 'knee-hole. The desk features finely cast ormolu mounts in the classic Empire style including anthemion, palmette mounts, swan escutcheons and laurel wreaths.
     
    The desk is raised on four square section tapering legs standing on square gilded lion's paw sabots.
     

    It is finished all round so it can stand freely in the centre of a roomand is sure to get lots of attention wherever it is placed.
     
    Complete with original working locks and keys.
     
     
    Condition:
     
    In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished, waxed and releathered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
     
     
     

    Dimensions in cm:
     
    Height 77 x Width 150 x Depth 80
     
    Dimensions in inches:
     
    Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 4 foot, 11 inches x Depth 2 foot, 7 inches
     

    Our reference: A1423
    Ormolu -(from French 'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-caratgoldin amercuryamalgamto an object ofbronze.The mercury is driven off in akilnleaving behind a gold-coloured veneerknown as'gilt bronze'.
     
    The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding orfire-gilding, in which a solution ofnitrate of mercuryis applied to a piece ofcopper,brass, or bronze, followed by the application of anamalgamof gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object.
     
    After around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury other techniques were used instead.Electroplatingis the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used onsilver, to producesilver-gilt..

    Width (cm):
    150
    Height (cm):
    77
    Depth (cm):
    80
    Price: £3,500.00

    Please note that this price may NOT include delivery charges which the seller may charge extra for.

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    Regent Antiques Limited

    We are one of the UK's premier furniture dealers and have been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental furniture, silver, porcelain, and decorative items both antique and contemporary. We exhibit our collection in classy showrooms in our large warehouse very close to the centre of London.

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    Regent Antiques Limited
    Manor Warehouse
    318 Green Lanes
    London
    Central London
    N4 1BX
    UNITED KINGDOM
    T: 02088099605
    E: info@regentantiques.com
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