Bombe Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table Desk
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Dating from the last quarter of the 20th century this is a fine example of a Louis XV style writing table and bombe bureau plat.
Crafted from fine mahogany and satinwood it features a very striking hand-gilded and tooled leather writing surface. It comprises five drawers which makes it incredibly useful as a working desk and not just an exquisite symbol of refinement. It also has lovely ormolu mounts adding the splendour of this fine piece.
This beautiful bombe bureau plat desk typifies the styling that became popular during the reign of Louis XV in France which moved from the weightier styling of the early rococo to more lighthearted and simpler feel. This simpler styling was driven by Louis XV altering some of the vast rooms of his palace at Versailles into more smaller, more intimate spaces where lighter style furniture was more appropriate. This Louis XV style writing table represents this lovely lighter styling whilst still maintaining the sophistication and elegance of 18th century furniture.
Condition of This Bombe Bureau Plat
This Louis XV style writing table is in an exceptional condition as can easily be observed in the images we have supplied in our picture set. Please take a couple of moments to have a look at them and assure yourself of this.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
Great objects such as this Louis XV style writing table have to have specialized packing and transport to guarantee they reach you in the very same state that they left us. We take great great pride in our shipping experience and can send to almost any location worldwide. However, we ask you to contact us to discuss shipping arrangements and receive a quotation ahead of making any acquisitions, as we will need to be positive that we can satisfy all your transportation specifications. As you will understand, some articles require delicate handling and we want to ensure that that everything is set up to get it to you safely. Please quote the item reference number for this bombe bureau plat when getting in contact so we know precisely what the shipping needs will encompass.
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If you are not happy with this Louis XV style writing table, we offer a 14 day money-back guarantee in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. If you do wish to return it, you will need to pay the return shipping charges, unless we sent you an item materially different to what you were anticipating or have mis described it in some material way. You must return the article back in its' original condition and packaging.
You are also responsible for any customs duties, taxes or fees that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 82 x Width 176 x Depth 85
Height 60 x Width 69 - Kneehole Dimensions
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 5 feet, 9 inches x Depth 2 feet, 9 inches
Height 2 feet x Width 2 feet, 3 inches - Kneehole Dimensions
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 01715
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