19th Century Walnut Bonheur Du Jour Writing Table

19th Century Walnut Bonheur Du Jour Writing Table


Antique Fitted French Desk


An absolutely stunning and very handsome piece.


Originating from France The carcass is made from pine with walnut and other exotic, decorative veneers. We love the simple geometric proportions of this piece.


There is one main drawer in the base with two small cupboards flanking a recessed mirror above. Both cupboards and the drawer have inlaid bone escutcheons and both original keys are present.


This piece would look at home in pretty much any interior space whether it be modern, eclectic or of course antique.


Measuring: 81cm wide X 51cm deep X 107cm High.



The desk is in great vintage condition, it is structurally sound, as usual we buy items with wear, built up from years of use, this item has just the right amount of enough to be aesthetically pleasing yet still very usable. There are knocks, splits in the veneer and areas of discolouration which add to it's overall charm. I believe the handles of the drawers aren't original but work really well with the piece and appear to be period. Being quite a delicate piece with elegant legs if you shove it it will wobble a tad, the joints are all sound but it's not the sort of piece you should lean on or push around the room. The mirror is original and therefore has some foxing etc. but is free from damage and you can see clearly in the reflection. Please see photographs.

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