Our London showrooms
Open Mon to Fri 10am - 5pm
Open Saturdays by appointment

Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk C1880 19th Century

Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
21 product images - click on image to zoom
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Empire Revival French Ormolu Mounted Desk  C1880 19th Century | Ref. no. A1398 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A1398
Price: £6,250.00
A superb Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Empire Revival Flame Mahogany Pedestal Desk, Circa 1880 in date. This imposing Empire...

For weekly notifications of new arrivals in your categories of interest please click HERE.

A superb Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Empire Revival Flame Mahogany Pedestal Desk, Circa 1880 in date.

This imposing Empire Revival pedestal desk is mounted with fine ormolu neo-classical mounts including rosettes, escutcheons, palmettes, flaming torches and Roman lanterns, on finely figured mahogany.

The desk has a round cornered rectangular top with an inset gilt-tooled leather writing surface above three frieze drawers flanked by anthemion ormolu mounts. There are a further three drawers in each pedestal and it is raised on plinth bases.

The desk features ninedrawers for maximum storage,  it is freestanding with a beautifully panelled back and comes complete with the original working locks and keys.
 
This desk will soon become the centrepiece of your furniture collection, there is no mistaking the sophisticated quality and design and it is certain to enhance the style and elegance of any living area, bedroom, or reception.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished, waxed and releathered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.




Dimensions in cm:

Height 79 x Width 180 x Depth 95

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 11 inches x Depth 3 feet, 1 inch

Our reference: A1398

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Empire style

is an early-19th-century design movement in architecturefurniture, other decorative arts, and the visual arts followed in Europe and America until around 1830.

The style originated in and takes its name from the rule of Napoleon I in the First French Empire, where it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and the French state. The style corresponds to the Biedermeier style in the German-speaking lands, Federal style in the United States and to the Regency style in Britain. The previous style was called Louis XVI style, in France.

The Empire style was based on aspects of the Roman Empire. It is the second phase of neoclassicism which is also called "Directoire", after a goverment system.
Furniture typically had symbols and ornaments borrowed from the glorious ancient Greek and Roman empires.

The furniture was made from heavy woods such as mahogany and ebony, imported from the colonies, with dark finishes often with decorative bronze mounts. Marble tops were popular as were Egyptian motifs like sphinxes, griffins, urns and eagles and the Napoleonic symbols, the eagle, the bee, the initials "I" and a large "N." 
Gilded bronze (ormolu) details displayed a high level of craftsmanship.

 

Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton
 - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."

The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 79 x Width 180 x Depth 95

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 11 inches x Depth 3 feet, 1 inch

Shipping:

We ship worldwide and deliver to Mainland UK addresses free of charge.

A shipping cost to all other destinations must be requested prior to purchase.

UK shipping times are typically 2-3 days.

International shipping times vary depending on the destination and method of shipment.

To request a shipping quote for the items in your cart, please click HERE.

Delivery and return policy:

We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.

Returns will be processed within 1-2 business days of receipt.

Follow Us