Here we have a very fine example of an antique Louis Revival Marquetry Bonheur Du Jour which dates from around 1860 and which we are proud to offer for sale in truly excellent condition.
This Louis Revival French marquetry inlaid ormolu mounted Bonheur Du Jour, or Ladies writing desk, is a feast for the eyes with its abundance of beautiful marquetry decoration that is quite obviously the work of a master craftsman, or most likely several master craftsmen. The craft of marquetry is one which takes a long time to master and uses costly materials so it goes without saying that a piece of Louis Revival furniture like this would have taken quite some time to build.
As you can see from the photographs, this antique bonheur du jour features contrasting specimen wood marquetry which takes the form of scrolling frames adorned with bouquets of foliate and floral marquetry decoration.
This bonheur du jour offers much more than just good looks however, as can be seen from the photographs, it also offers much in the way of storage including a pair of serpentine cupboard doors which open to reveal a beautifully finished mahogany interior featuring a shelf with two short drawers below.
In addition to the useful drawers there is a useful writing slide which still has the original velvet inset writing surface mounted above a full width frieze drawer. Furniture lovers will also appreciate the gilded ormolu mounts which are featured on this lovely bonheur du jour.
For support, the bonheur du jour stands on slim, yet sturdy, cabriole legs and the item is supplied complete with working locks and the original keys.
Overall, this is a very special piece of furniture which is in superb condition and which is sure to be a talking point with your family and friends, wherever you choose to place it in your home or perhaps in a commercial setting such as a hotel. Please take a close look at the photographs to assure yourself as to the fine condition of this piece.
Viewing and Further Information.
This antique bonheur du jour is available for viewing every weekday between the hours of 19am and 5pm at our north London showroom where you may also view the many other items on show. Please contact us using the details above if you intend to travel to see a particular item of furniture in order to make sure that it is still available.
The showroom also opens on some, but not all, Saturdays – please contact us before making a journey on a saturday to confirm that we are open on your chosen day.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This is a very special piece of antique furniture and 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 are able to 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 lovely marquetry 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 if you wish to have this antique bonheur du jour or any other item shipped outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 133 x Width 73 x Depth 53
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 feet, 4 inches x Width 2 feet, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches
Our reference: 08553