This is a beautiful antique French Napoleon III marquetry and ormolu mounted Poudreuse or writing table, circa 1860 in date.
The stunning marquetry lift up top is decorated with musical instruments, flowers and garlands and has a flap on each side which can be raised and lowered as required. The underside of the top is fitted with a mirror and opens to reveal compartments for jewellery, make up or writing implements.
It is beautifully veneered in amboyna, amaranth, birds' eye maple and sycamore with elegant ormolu borders and mounts including a plaque depicting Napoleon III.
The table stands on elegant turned and reeded legs joined by inlaid H-stretchers.
It is a beautiful piece which is going to stand out wherever you choose to place it and can be used as a writing table or a dressing table.
Complete with beautiful original engraved ormolu lock and key.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and French polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 57 x Depth 43
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches
Our reference: 08648
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.