We are very pleased to be able to offer this rare Antique French kingwood and marquetry inlaid Bonheur du Jour, or Ladies Writing Desk, for sale.
Our experts have dated it to around 1850 and have assessed it as being in truly excellent condition, as you can see from the photographs supplied. This lovely desk features cut brass and purpleheart inlays and there are a number of superb ormolu mounts making it a perfect example of quality design.
This antique bonheur de jour really is a very fine example of just how good kingwood can look and the inlay work is clearly that of an accomplished craftsman who was used to working with such top quality and valuable materials. This French bonheur de jour features a pair of glazed doors at the top which open to give access to a shelf. The interior has been expertly relined in a sumptuous burgundy damask.
There is a bombe’ shaped fall which opens to reveal an inset green leather writing surface which features a gold tooled, embossed edge detail. Also revealed are the three spacious drawers which provide useful storage for your stationery and other office items. Behind the fall you will find two hidden slides that provide access to the well.
The table is mounted on elegant, swept cabriole legs and we are pleased to confirm that it is supplied with its original locks and keys.
As you would expect, all of the decorative escutcheons are original as are all the ormolu mounts. These items have all been skillfully cast and gilded and are all in very good, original condition as can be seen from the photographs.
More Information and To View
You are very welcome to email us or call us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this French bonheur du jour. We would also be delighted to arrange a viewing of this item at our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment quoting our reference as shown above so we know which large dining table you are referring to.
The showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
This is a fine antique bonheur de jour which has remained in great condition since the 1800’s and it requires careful packing and shipping in order to remain in such a lovely state. 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 bonheur de jour, 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.
Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the United Kingdom.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 138 x Width 88 x Depth 55
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 foot, 6 inches x Width 2 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches
Our reference: 07451
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.