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 at an excellent price and complete with free delivery to any mainland UK destination.
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.
Viewing & Further Information
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 using the contact details shown above. When contacting us please quote the item reference.
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.
The showroom is open 10am to 5pm weekdays and on occasional Saturdays - please call before travelling on a Saturday.
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.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
This is a very special antique Victorian bonheur du Jour and it requires careful packing and shipping. 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 antique bonheur du 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.
You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 145 x Width 132 x Depth 53
Height 64 - Kneehole
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 feet, 9 inches x Width 4 feet, 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.