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Boulle Writing Desk
Located in New York, NY
Well-proportioned French black lacquer and Boulle writing desk with metal gallery raised back
Category

Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Tortoise Shell

Boulle Writing Desk
Boulle Writing Desk
H 38 in W 31 in D 20 in
1860s French Boulle Writing Desk
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1860s French boulle writing desk. No shelves.
Category

Antique 1860s Desks

Materials

Bronze

1860s French Boulle Writing Desk
1860s French Boulle Writing Desk
H 61 in W 33 in D 20.5 in
Rare Napoleon III Boulle Desk 1860 France André-Charles Boulle
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Rare Napoleon III Boulle desk of very high quality, 1860 France
Category

Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

19th Century Brass Inlaid French Boulle Style Desk
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in London, GB
A fine 19th century French Boulle style desk, brass inlaid on a black background with classical
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Large French Boulle Inlay Partners Desk Writing Table Desks
Located in Potters Bar, GB
You are viewing a wonderful, sumptuos Boulle style partners desk. The piece is very distinctive and
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Vintage 1980s French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Fantastic French 19th Century Boulle Desk with Bronze Mounts
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in New Orleans, LA
This magnificent 19th century tortoiseshell Boulle desk features gorgeous bronze mounts and
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Louis XVI French Black Gilt Bronze Desk Table Boulle 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Elegant Louis XVI style desk table from the Napoleon III period, made in brass Boulle marquetry
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

French Black Desk Table Napoleon III Boulle Louis XVI Gilt Bronze 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Table desk with drawbars decorated with bronzes from the Napoleon III period and Boulle style
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

French Gilt Bronze Brown Desk Table, Napoleon III Boulle Louis XVI 19th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Paris, FR
Louis XVI style Beautiful table desk, France 19th Century Napoleon III period. With 2 hidden
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Elegant 19th Century Boulle French Antique Centre Table or Writing Desk
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Rare and fine quality Napoleon III French kidney shaped centre table and desk with overall Boulle
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Antique 1880s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Small 19th Century French Boulle Bureau Plat
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality small late 19th century French Boulle inlaid bureau plat, having an inset leather
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Small 19th Century French Boulle Bureau Plat
Small 19th Century French Boulle Bureau Plat
H 28.35 in W 29.53 in D 18.9 in
19th Century French Louis XV Style Boulle Bureau Plat
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Houston, TX
style Boulle bureau plat, desk or writing table was expertly crafted in the mid 19th century with
Category

Antique 1860s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass, Bronze

French Boulle Bureau Plat / Library Table, Late 18th Century
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Charleston, SC
marquetry writing desk is finished on both sides with three drawers on the front and faux drawers on the
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XIV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Ormolu

Antique Napoleon III Boulle Style Writing Box
Located in New York, NY
Dealer: S138XX
Category

Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Napoleon III Desk in Boulle Marquetry
Located in Brussels, BE
Napoleon III desk in boulle marquetry.
Category

Antique 19th Century Belgian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Napoleon III Desk in Boulle Marquetry
Napoleon III Desk in Boulle Marquetry
H 30.32 in W 59.06 in D 34.26 in
Boulle Bureau Plat Desk French Marquetry Inlay
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Beautiful library size French bureau plat in the Boulle manner Great size to this desk perfect for
Category

Vintage 1970s Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

20th Century Bureau Plat or Writting Table by the Model of Andre Charles Boulle
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Berlin, DE
This model was built by Charles Boulle, the most important and historian of Louis XV. Piano white
Category

20th Century Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Antique French Brass Inlaid Mahogany Writing Slope Box 19Ct
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Dublin, Ireland
An exceptionally fine quality example of a polished brass inlaid travelling writing slope made
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Boulle Desk In Marquetry And Gilt Bronze, 19th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Beautiful center desk, in Boulle marquetry and gilded bronze ornamentation: mascarons, chiseled
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Boulle-styled panelled desk Napoleon IIV, late 1800s in bronze
Located in Milano, IT
Behold the exquisite beauty of an antique Boulle-style desk from the late 1800s, a true masterpiece
Category

Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze, Brass

20th Century Imperial French Bureau Plat or Desk by Charles Boulle
Located in Berlin, DE
Imperial French bureau plat or desk by Charles Boulle This model was built by the most important
Category

20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Majestic French Bureau Plat Desk According to Andre C. Boulle
Located in Berlin, DE
Root veneer on solid beech and oak. Extremely finely chiselled bronze. Three-wheeled frame base with wide knee-section on four cabriole legs with forward looking, imposing Espagnolet...
Category

Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Boulle Work Bureau Plat
Located in Cheshire, GB
A fine Régence style Bureau plat in the Manner of André-Charles Boulle, inlaid all over with
Category

Early 20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Boulle Work Bureau Plat
Boulle Work Bureau Plat
H 30.5 in W 61 in D 31.5 in
Majestic French Bureau Plat Desk antique According to Andre C. Boulle bronzed
Located in Berlin, DE
Root veneer on solid beech and oak. Extremely finely chiselled bronze. Slightly protruding, profiled tabletop and gold-imprinted leather insert, flanked by a grotesque mask on each c...
Category

Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

20th Century Bureau Plat/Desk high gloss white with gold after C. Boulle
Located in Berlin, DE
20th Century Bureau Plat/Desk high gloss white with gold after C. Boulle This model was built by
Category

20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

20th Century Bureau Plat or Desk by the Model of Andre Charles Boulle
Located in Berlin, DE
This model was built by Charles Boulle, the most important and historian of Louis XV. veneer on
Category

20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

20th Century Bureau Plat Desk According to the Style of Andre Charles Boulle
Located in Berlin, DE
Piano black polished veneer on solid beech and oak. Extremely finely chiselled bronze. Slightly protruding, profiled tabletop and gold-embossed leather insert, flanked by a grotesque...
Category

20th Century French Louis XIV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Beech

19th Century French Feminine Boulle Bureau
Located in Marbella, ES
19th century French feminine Boulle bureau (office desk, escritoire).
Category

Antique 1850s Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

19th Century French Feminine Boulle Bureau
19th Century French Feminine Boulle Bureau
H 39.38 in W 27.96 in D 19.3 in
Antique George III Mahogany Library Writing Table Desk, 18th Century
Located in London, GB
green gold tooled inset leather writing surface above a pair of crossbanded frieze drawers, raised on
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Antique 1780s English George III Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

18th Century French Boulle Louis XVI Style Mazarin
Located in Houston, TX
craftsmanship. Adorned with intricate detailing characteristic of the Boulle style, this desk stands as a
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Paint

Antique mid 19th century satinwood, marquetry, and calamander writing table
Located in London, GB
An unusual fine quality mid-19th Century serpentine-shaped Writing Table, having coromandel end
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Satinwood

Striking Goncalo Alves 'Albuera Wood' Writing Table Attributed to Gillows
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A striking Goncalo Alves (Albuera wood) writing table attributed to Gillows and Bullock, the
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Antique 1820s English Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Louis XV Gold and Bronze Desk, 1950s
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Small desk with drawers. Finely decorated with gold and fake turtle, Boulle style. handles and
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Vintage 1950s Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Louis XV Gold and Bronze Desk, 1950s
Louis XV Gold and Bronze Desk, 1950s
H 61.82 in W 30.71 in D 17.72 in
Desk Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, Liberty - Attributed Louis Majorelle - 1900
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Desk Attributed Louis Majorelle Style: Art Nouveau or Modernism or Jugendstil Year: 1900 Materials
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

"Moleskine" Portable Atelier Desk Designed by Philippe Nigro for Driade
By Philippe Negro, Driade
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Moleskine" is a desk, designed by Philippe Nigro and manufactured by Driade, with a folding top in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Magnificent Flat Desk - Louis XV Style - Precious Wood Marquetry -Golden Bronzes
Located in CRÉTEIL, FR
period. It succeeds the Louis XIV desk by Boulle and the Louis XIII desks with chests.  The flat desk
Category

Antique 19th Century Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Napoleon III Period Mounted Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
mounted Boulle desk. The two drawer desk is raised by cabriole legs elegantly decorated by ormolu chutes
Category

Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass, Ormolu

A rare French Louis XIV large pewter and fruitwood inlaid marquetry desk
By Pierre Gole
Located in PARIS, FR
A rare French Louis XIV large pewter and fruitwood inlaid marquetry desk called “bureau Mazarin
Category

Antique Late 17th Century French Louis XIV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze, Pewter

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Ebony, Tortoiseshell, Brass, and Leather Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Boulle st. desk. The desk is raised by four elegant cabriole legs with fine fitted foliate ormolu sabots
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Bureau Plat Desk
By Paul Sormani
Located in Los Angeles, CA
enclosing a gilt tooled brown leather writing surface within a molded border above a long central drawer
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

French 19th C.Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Bureau-Plat Desk Attr. Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1817-1877). The serpentine shaped rectangular top enclosing a gilt tooled burgundy leather writing
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Exceptional Louis XV 19th Century Ormolu Mounted Secretaire By Befort Jeune
By Befort Jeune
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Louis XV style 19th century marble top mahogany sceretaire desk with bronze mounts is something to be
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

"Moleskine" Portable Atelier Stool Designed by Philippe Nigro for Driade
By Philippe Negro, Driade
Located in Brooklyn, NY
. Indoor use only. Philippe Nigro designed a light looking desk: a top in birch plywood, oak veneered
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Rare and Very Special Late 19th Century Bureau by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
leather writing inset over a frieze drawer centered by a rocaille and flanked by a pair of small drawers
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Palatial Early 20th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Parquetry Bureau-François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
interior with pull-out gilt-tooled maroon leather-lined writing surface and fitted with three alcoves above
Category

Early 20th Century French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Early 19th Century English Regency Rosewood Library or Dressing Table
By John Mclean
Located in Charleston, SC
. This table is kidney shaped with floral designed inlaid brass (Boulle inlay). Marble top surrounded by
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

French 19th Century Louis XIV Style Mahogany & Brass Inlay Secretary Boulle Desk
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
freestanding secretary desk in the manner of André-Charles Boulle. The slender mahogany body centered with a
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Desks

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Regence Style Trellis Parquetry Bureau Plat by François Linke, circa 1890
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
three dummy drawers to the reverse, all with foliate-cast frame and handles. The sides of the desk are
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Régence Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Shaped Boulle Bureau Plat Desk French Interiors
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Elegant French bureau plat in the Boulle manner The first thing that really attracted us to this
Category

Vintage 1980s Desks

Materials

Brass

c. 1865 French Napoleon III Table Top Writing Desk Box
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
French, circa 1865, Napoleon III table top writing desk box. Burl amboyna, ebony & boulle inlays
Category

Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Desk Sets

Materials

Velvet, Burl

French Walnut Burr Campaign Writing Slope Brass Inlay 19th C
By Napoléon III
Located in Cheltenham, GB
An exceptionally fine quality example of an early 19th century burr wood campaign writing slope, in
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Napoleon III Desk Sets

Materials

Brass

19th Century Ebonised Boulle Bonheur Du Jour
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a fine quality 19th century ebonised Boulle Bonheur Du Jour writing table. The top, of
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French Victorian Desks

19th Century French Louis XV Style Floral Marquetry and Gilt Bronze Writing Desk
Located in Miami, FL
, floral bouquets throughout. This fine quality writing desk or bureau plat, is circa 1880. It has
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

Materials

Bronze

19th Century French Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Boulle Secretary Desk
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th Century French Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Boulle Secretary Desk Having a writing section
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Secretaires

Materials

Brass, Ormolu

Flat Blackened Wood and Bronze Desk, Style Napoléon III, Maison Gouffé
By Maison Gouffé
Located in CRÉTEIL, FR
manufactured for female customers, it then became the small boudoir writing table. Flat desks in blackened
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Napoleon III Desks

Materials

Bronze

Louis XV Style Dore Bronze Mounted Boulle Marquetry Secretary Desk or Cabinet
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in New York, NY
A gorgeous Louis XV style French dore bronze mounted Boulle Marquetry secretary desk or cabinet
Category

Antique 1830s French Louis XV Secretaires

Materials

Bronze

19thC Campaign Style Rosewood with Brass Inlay Stationary Letter Box
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and large rosewood and teak fitted letter writing box with brass inlay. Numerous cubbies
Category

Antique 1850s Indian Anglo-Indian Desks

Materials

Brass

Late 19th Century Marquetry and Parquetry Bureau a Cylindre by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
gilt-tooled leather writing surface and fitted with three compartments over three drawers and a further
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Desks

Materials

Bronze

19th Century French Porcelain-Mounted Occasional Table in the Louis XV/XVI Style
By Edward Holmes Baldock
Located in London, GB
pierced brass three-quarter gallery. English, circa 1845 Inspired by the small writing desk made by
Category

Antique 19th Century English Louis XV Side Tables

Materials

Ormolu

Antique Walnut Dutch Marquetry Bureau Cabinet Bookcase 18th Century
Located in London, GB
fitted with an inset green leather and gold tooled writing surface. The bombe' serpentine base has
Category

Antique 1780s Dutch Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

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Boulle Writing Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the boulle writing desk you’re looking for. A boulle writing desk — often made from metal, wood and brass — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the boulle writing desk you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A boulle writing desk, designed in the Louis XV, Regency or Louis XVI style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. André-Charles Boulle, Enoch Wedgwood and Maison Diehl each produced at least one beautiful boulle writing desk that is worth considering.

How Much is a Boulle Writing Desk?

Prices for a boulle writing desk can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $840 and can go as high as $637,038, while the average can fetch as much as $9,908.
Questions About Boulle Writing Desk
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A writing desk may refer to a desk with a top, often sloping, for writing on or to a portable case with compartments to hold writing materials and a surface for writing.

  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A writing desk with drawers is also called a secretary. It is a desk with drawers, one of which can be pushed out and the front of the desk lowered to create a flat writing surface. These writing desks have been made in a variety of styles over the years. Shop for a variety of writing tables with drawers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A small writing table is also called a davenport table or davenport desk. They normally feature a sloped or inclined top attached with hinges to the back of the table. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage davenport desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    What an old-fashioned writing desk is called varies by design. Pieces with drop-down fronts are secretary desks (these are typically made of two parts: a chest of drawers on the bottom and a hutch or cupboard with shelves on the top), while ones that rest on two pillars, cabinets or bookcases are pedestal desks. A desk with a small writing surface positioned in front of drawers and cubbies is a bureau à gradin. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    In French, the term for a writing desk that often featured a drop-down writing surface is secretaire. This type of desk is called a secretary desk in English. Simply put, a secretary desk is a multifunctional piece of furniture with a hinged writing surface that folds open or drops down. When the leaf is folded out, small inner storage compartments, which are called pigeonholes, cubbies, recesses or drawers, are revealed. On 1stDibs, shop antique secretary desks from some of the world's top sellers.