Bureau Plat Desk, Louis XV, France, 18th-19th century.
This elegant bureau plat desk stands out for its stunning rosewood veneer. Additionally, the writing surface is lined with an original gilt-tooled leather surface.
This desk would be the perfect piece for a stylish work from home office. It can stand off the wall because all four sides are decorated with the beautiful rosewood veneer and the bronze fittings.
Louis XV reigned from 1715-1774. This period reinvigorated French furniture and breathed new life into the older Baroque style.
During the reign of King Louis XV, artists and craftsmen developed several secretaire models. The romantic motifs and gilding accented these particular pieces beautifully.
There was the bureau plat and le bonheur du jour, a small desk with a hutch that debuted during this period. This design caught on so well that its use continued into 19th-century designs.
Please also read our blog post about the fascinating history of Louis XV furniture.
The bureau plat comes refinished and French polished. It measures Height: 29.53 in. (75 cm) Width: 51.19 in. (130 cm) Depth: 28.35 in. (72 cm). It ships from Germany and includes shipping to Boston.
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