81. A writing desk or ‘bureau de pente’
A writing desk or ‘bureau de pente’
France, 19th century, after Louis XV example, purpleheart, bois de violette and rosewood
The sloping writing surface with marquetery in floral motif. In the interior four drawers, two compartments and a ‘cellar’. The frieze with two smaller and one larger drawer. On four curved legs terminating in gilt bronze mounts.
H. 98 cm / W. 99 cm / D. 49 cm