This is a fine and rare antique ormolu mounted French mahogany, amboyna and kingwood bureau plat in the manner of Charles Cressent, Circa 1860 in date.
The shaped rectangular top has a decorative ormolu border and is inset with the original gilt-tooled tan leather writing surface.
The shaped frieze is set with three drawers on one side and dummy drawers on the other. The desk is superbly raised on squared cabriole legs headed by stunning scrolled foliate and shell cast Venus mask espagnolettes and terminating in ormolu lion's paw sabots.
Each side of the desk is mounted with an acanthus, scroll and lambrequin adorned ormolu Diana Mask.
It is freestanding and finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the centre of a room.
This example follows the celebrated Charles Cressent model, one of which forms part of the renowned collection at the John Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Complete with working locks and key.
This is a truly lovely piece which will display beautifully in any interior.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 170 x Depth 86
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 5 foot, 7 inches x Depth 2 foot, 10 inches
Our reference: A1724
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.