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Empire Style Bureau Plat Writing Table Ormolu Mounts

Empire Style Bureau Plat | Empire Style Writing Table | Ref. no. 06454 | Regent Antiques Sold

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We are pleased to be able to offer this grand Empire style writing table which has been crafted from walnut and rosewood parquetry and embellished with beautiful ormolu mounts and plaques, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

This is a striking and impressive Empire style writing table or bureau plat that has been skillfully made from top quality walnut and rosewood parquetry which has been delicately embellished with ormolu mounts and plaques.

Looks, however, are often not enough when it comes to finding a such a desirable desk and in this case ample storage is provided by the three capacious drawers, all of which are supplied with working locks and keys. Furthermore, to make writing a breeze, there are three useful pull-out slides located at each side and in the centre of the frieze.

The writing surface and the slides feature beautiful parquetry decoration enhanced with delicate inlaid crossbanding, and, as you can see, the Empire style writing table has the most amazing ormolu mounts.


Offered for sale in truly excellent condition, please refer to the provided photos for confirmation of this.

More Information and To View

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Shipping, Delivery and Return

This Empire style writing table requires specialist packing and shipping if it is to reach its destination in the excellent condition it is in now. We can ship to any destination worldwide and will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a quotation before purchasing the item so that we can fully discuss your requirements. We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge.

If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Empire writing table, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.

You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 80 x Width 155 x Depth 75

Height 64 x Width 137 - Kneehole Dimensions

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch x Depth 2 feet, 5 inches

Height 2 feet, 1 inch x Width 4 feet, 6 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: 06454