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Antique French Walnut & Parquetry Bureau de Dame Desk 19th C

Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique French Walnut  & Parquetry Bureau de Dame  Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A3003 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A3003
Price: £2,150.00
A superb Victorian burr walnut parquetry and ormolu mounted  Bureau De Dame, circa 1870 in date. The fall front features...

A superb Victorian burr walnut parquetry and ormolu mounted  Bureau De Dame, circa 1870 in date.

The fall front features a decorative Jasperware ormolu mounted plaque and opens to reveal a satinwood fitted interior with a large pigeon hole, three small drawers and an inset green leather writing surface.

Fitted with the original elegant ormolu mounts and raised on square, tapered legs that terminate in brass capped toes and castors. it is free standong and ios finished all round.

With working locks and original keys.


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



Dimensions in cm:

Height 96 x Width 77 x Depth 47

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 foot, 2 inches x Width 2 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches

Our reference: A3003

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

Parquetry - is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect. The two main uses of parquetry are as veneer patterns on furniture and block patterns for flooring. Parquetry patterns are entirely geometrical and angular—squares, triangles, lozenges.

The word derives from the Old French parchet , literally meaning "a small enclosed space". Large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced in 1684 as parquet de menuiserie to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors.

Such parquets en lozange were noted by the Swedish architect Daniel Cronström at Versailles and at the Grand Trianon in 1693. Timber contrasting in color and grain, such as oak, walnut, cherry, lime, pine, maple etc. are sometimes employed; and in the more expensive kinds the tropical hardwoods are also used. 

 

Walnut & Burr Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture.  Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

 

Ormolu - Gilt Bronze (from French 'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as 'gilt bronze'.

The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding, in which a solution of nitrate of mercury is applied to a piece of copperbrass, or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 96 x Width 77 x Depth 47

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 foot, 2 inches x Width 2 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches

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Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the United Kingdom, and we are not responsible for any delays in shipping or in the customs procedures of any jurisdiction, which are completely beyond our control.

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