Believed by our experts to date from around 1860, this Antique Victorian Bonheur Du Jour is an imposing and functional item of furniture that is so typical of the Victorian era.
We are pleased to be able to offer for sale, in excellent condition, this Victorian Bonheur Du Jour, or Ladies Writing Desk.
Our experts have dated this item to around 1860 and it really is in extraordinary condition considering its age. It has, of course, been expertly restored by our own team of restorers in our own workshops.
To the top of the piece are decorative pierced brass galleries. The Bonheur du jour is made from amboyna and thuya wood – both very rare and expensive timbers. The piece is decorated throughout with Sevres porcelain plaques which have been hand painted and depict Madam Dubarry and Madam De Montesson along with floral sprays and cherubs. There are also a number of very fine ormolu mounts. Please also note the use of kingwood crossbanding. This is surely an exceptional example of quality and design.
This ladies writing desk has a large central drawer which has a slide for writing. This is still fitted with the original inset gold tooled navy blue leather writing surface. There are two further drawers situated over a mirror backed two-shelf under tier. It is all raised on strong yet elegant turned feet.
Our team of expert packers and shippers can have this item safely packed and on its way to you in almost any location worldwide.
Please request a shipping quotation before placing your order.
To find out more about this item or to ask any questions that you may have please feel free to call our experts or send us an email.
When calling please quote item reference: 08143
You are most welcome to visit our north London showroom and view this item, along with many more that we currently have in stock. If making a long journey, please telephone or email us to ensure that the item you want hasn’t already been sold as we do have a rapid turnaround.
Please be aware that any items used to stage this piece, e.g. the clock and urns, are not included in the sale but may be available separately.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 145 x Width 132 x Depth 53
Height 64 - Kneehole
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 foot, 9 inches x Width 4 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches
Height 2 feet, 1 inch - Kneehole
Our reference: 08143
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.