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Directoire Bureau Plat, France circa 1800, Mahogany
Located in Belmont, MA
Directoire Bureau Plat, France, circa 1800. Spacious and chic Directoire desk and the perfect piece of furniture for any home office. The bureau plat has an elegant mahogany venee...
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Antique 1790s French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

  • Directoire Bureau Plat, France circa 1800, Mahogany
  • Directoire Bureau Plat, France circa 1800, Mahogany
  • Directoire Bureau Plat, France circa 1800, Mahogany
  • Directoire Bureau Plat, France circa 1800, Mahogany
H 29.34 in. W 57.09 in. D 27.56 in.
Charles X Bureau Plat, France, 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Bureau Plat on brass castors with conical legs and brass capitals. The front has four drawers with brass mouldings (one large drawer with compartments on the right) and pull-out surf...
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Antique 19th Century French Charles X Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

  • Charles X Bureau Plat, France, 19th Century
  • Charles X Bureau Plat, France, 19th Century
  • Charles X Bureau Plat, France, 19th Century
  • Charles X Bureau Plat, France, 19th Century
H 29.53 in. W 57.09 in. D 28.35 in.
Charles X Bureau-Plat, France 1825, Writing Desk
Located in Bamberg, DE
France, around 1825 This unusually large, free-standing piece of writing furniture stands on eight columnar legs with two elegant pedestals, the frame has threedrawers on the work...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Charles X Secretaires

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Wood

  • Charles X Bureau-Plat, France 1825, Writing Desk
  • Charles X Bureau-Plat, France 1825, Writing Desk
  • Charles X Bureau-Plat, France 1825, Writing Desk
  • Charles X Bureau-Plat, France 1825, Writing Desk
H 29.53 in. W 95.28 in. D 42.13 in.
French Bureau Plat
Located in Wilson, NC
French bureau plat, the drawers cross banded with boxwood string inlay surrounding four book matched quarter panels. Very heavy cast brass handles and corner and knee hole ornaments ...
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Vintage 1920s French Desks

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Brass

  • French Bureau Plat
  • French Bureau Plat
  • French Bureau Plat
  • French Bureau Plat
H 31 in. W 66 in. D 38 in.
French Kingwood Bureau Plat
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A French kingwood bureau plat late 19th/early 20th century in Louis XV style, with applied gilt-bronze mounts, the serpentine rectangular top with a green tooled leather inset above ...
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

  • French Kingwood Bureau Plat
  • French Kingwood Bureau Plat
  • French Kingwood Bureau Plat
  • French Kingwood Bureau Plat
H 31.5 in. W 73.23 in. D 38.98 in.
French Directoire Mahogany Bureau Plat
Located in New York, NY
French Directoire mahogany bureau plat, circa 1800 having an embossed leather top flanked by recessed leather embossed slats over three drawers in front and three faux drawers on the...
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Antique 19th Century French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

  • French Directoire Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Directoire Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Directoire Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Directoire Mahogany Bureau Plat
H 30.25 in. W 45 in. D 23.5 in.
French Louis XV Bureau Plat Desk
Located in La Plata, MD
This is a handsome French Bureau plat desk in Louis XV style, made in France Circa 1880. The desk is decorated highly with parquetry and marquetry inlay on the sides and top. The bra...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Desks

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Tulipwood

  • French Louis XV Bureau Plat Desk
  • French Louis XV Bureau Plat Desk
  • French Louis XV Bureau Plat Desk
  • French Louis XV Bureau Plat Desk
H 30 in. W 47.5 in. D 27.50 in.
Rustic Country French Desk, Bureau Plat
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century rustic country French desk, bureau plat is the perfect choice for a clean, 21st century workspace or office! Hand-crafted from solid oak to last for generations, it feat...
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Antique 1890s French Country Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Rustic Country French Desk, Bureau Plat
  • Rustic Country French Desk, Bureau Plat
  • Rustic Country French Desk, Bureau Plat
  • Rustic Country French Desk, Bureau Plat
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
French Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
Located in New Orleans, LA
French Louis XVI style bureau plat, mahogany with bronze mounts and leather top. Three drawer bureau with false drawers on reverse side.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

  • French Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
H 30 in. W 71 in. D 33 in.
Louis XV French Bureau Plat Desk
By Druce & Co.
Located in Northwich, GB
French Bureau plat desk in Louis XV style, made in France Circa 1885. The desk is decorated highly with parquetry and marquetry inlay on the sides and top. The brass ormolu is highly...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Walnut

  • Louis XV French Bureau Plat Desk
  • Louis XV French Bureau Plat Desk
  • Louis XV French Bureau Plat Desk
  • Louis XV French Bureau Plat Desk
H 29.53 in. W 66.93 in. D 25.6 in.
Inlaid French Bureau Plat / Writing Table
Located in Woodbury, CT
This early 20th century inlaid bureau plat features an attractive inlaid kingwood harlequin pattern along the front, sides and back. The brass-mounted mahogany legs are each inlaid w...
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Early 20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Kingwood, Boxwood

  • Inlaid French Bureau Plat / Writing Table
  • Inlaid French Bureau Plat / Writing Table
  • Inlaid French Bureau Plat / Writing Table
  • Inlaid French Bureau Plat / Writing Table
H 30 in. W 39.5 in. D 22.5 in.
French Bureau Plat Desk, Stamped Grohé
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French ebonized Napoleon III period, Louis XV style bureau plat. Bronze sabot feet, tapered legs. Beautiful gilt bronze details. Three-drawer desk with insert pull-out slide writing ...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Desks

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Bronze

  • French Bureau Plat Desk, Stamped Grohé
  • French Bureau Plat Desk, Stamped Grohé
  • French Bureau Plat Desk, Stamped Grohé
  • French Bureau Plat Desk, Stamped Grohé
H 29.25 in. W 55 in. D 32.25 in.
French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
Located in Uckfield, Sussex
Late 19th century Kingwood and parquetry French gilt-bronze mounted bureau plat. The rectangular top with inset leather, above three fitted drawers with gilt-bronze banding, the side...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Satinwood, Kingwood

  • French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
  • French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
  • French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
  • French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
H 30.5 in. W 65.5 in. D 35.5 in.
French Napoleon III Walnut Bureau Plat
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A stunning period Napoleon III writing table, circa 1840, found in France. The surface and slides having gilt-tooled tan leather blotters, above an apron with a central long drawer f...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • French Napoleon III Walnut Bureau Plat
  • French Napoleon III Walnut Bureau Plat
  • French Napoleon III Walnut Bureau Plat
  • French Napoleon III Walnut Bureau Plat
H 29.5 in. W 51.375 in. D 25.625 in.
Period French Charles X Mahogany Bureau Plat
Located in Hudson, NY
This fine yet simple period piece of furniture was designed as the command center in a home of office. Made from rare and imported mahogany a new wood used from the expanding empire ...
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Antique 19th Century French Charles X Desks

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Bronze

  • Period French Charles X Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • Period French Charles X Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • Period French Charles X Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • Period French Charles X Mahogany Bureau Plat
H 28.5 in. W 54.25 in. D 30 in.
French Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
An elegant 19th century mahogany writing desk with inlaid leather writing pad in tabletop, with stamped outer acanthus leaf border and inner gold embossed fretwork border with additi...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • French Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
H 32 in. W 69 in. D 44.5 in.
French Napoleon III Bureau Plat - Desk
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning and very fine 19th century French Napoleon III bureau plat - writing desk. Masterfully constructed in ebonized or lacquered wood, with bronze mounts. The top is inset with...
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • French Napoleon III Bureau Plat - Desk
  • French Napoleon III Bureau Plat - Desk
  • French Napoleon III Bureau Plat - Desk
  • French Napoleon III Bureau Plat - Desk
H 29.5 in. W 51.38 in. D 33.5 in.
French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
Located in Montreal, QC
This fine piece dates from the third quarter of the 19th century and has many of the characteristics of a period piece, although made later. The mahogany is exceptionally well-chosen...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XV Desks

Materials

Bronze

  • French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
H 30 in. W 57 in. D 32 in.
Fine French Belle Époque Bureau Plat
Located in Dallas, TX
Extraordinary French Belle Époque ebonized bureau plat having a gold tooled leather top. The shaped three drawer frieze ornately decorated with gilt bronze ribbon and reed borders an...
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Vintage 1940s French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • Fine French Belle Époque Bureau Plat
  • Fine French Belle Époque Bureau Plat
  • Fine French Belle Époque Bureau Plat
  • Fine French Belle Époque Bureau Plat
H 30 in. W 61.5 in. D 32 in.
French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
Located in Palm Beach, FL
French gilt bronze-mounted bureau plat Late 19th century. The rectangular top with inset leather above three fitted drawers with gilt bronze banding; the side mounted with Bacchic ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Console Tables

  • French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
  • French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
  • French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
  • French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat
H 31 in. W 72 in. D 37 in.
French Napoleon III Style Ebonized Bureau Plat
Located in New York, NY
Napoleon III style ebonized bureau plat, the desk with foliate decoration to the top within striped borders above a single long drawer, overall with gilt bronze and gilt metal mounts...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

French 19th Century Empire Bureau Plat
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A stately Empire bureau plat with a tooled leather top, c. 1830. The three-piece green leather top has a beautiful gold tooled filigree border and is framed in mahogany. You will fin...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

  • French 19th Century Empire Bureau Plat
  • French 19th Century Empire Bureau Plat
  • French 19th Century Empire Bureau Plat
  • French 19th Century Empire Bureau Plat
H 31.13 in. W 61.13 in. D 29.38 in.
French Charles X Brass Inlaid Rosewood Bureau Plat
Located in New Orleans, LA
French Charles X rosewood brass inlaid bureau plat with tooled leather top. Three drawers.
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Antique 19th Century French Charles X Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

French Louis XV Style Walnut Bureau Plat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage midcentury French walnut bureau plat with parquetry top & pull outs on each side. Bronze pulls & mounts..    
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Bureau Plat
H 30.50 in. W 50 in. D 26 in.
French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Desk
Located in Cypress, CA
A beautiful French Louis XV style bureau plat desk. Mid-20th century. The tooled red leather-inlaid top is bordered with brass, above a parquetry veneered frieze fitted with three ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Desk
H 30 in. W 58 in. D 33 in.
French Mahogany Neoclassical Bureau Plat, circa 1830
Located in London, GB
French mahogany neoclassical bureau plat, with polished bronze mounts circa 1830. The bureau with typically neoclassical motifs such as lion head and wrath swag handles. Polished bro...
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Antique 1830s French Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Henry Dasson Bureau Plat
By Henry Dasson
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality French kingwood, ormolu-mounted bureau plat by Henry Dasson Having a three quarter brass gallery, inset leather top, five frieze drawers raised on turned tapering flu...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XIV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • Henry Dasson Bureau Plat
  • Henry Dasson Bureau Plat
  • Henry Dasson Bureau Plat
  • Henry Dasson Bureau Plat
H 29 in. W 36 in. D 21 in.
French Linke Influenced Bureau Plat, circa 1890
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century French Louis XVI style mahogany bureau plat, in the manner of Francoise Linke. Having an inset leather top, gilded ormolu mouldings, three friez...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • French Linke Influenced Bureau Plat, circa 1890
  • French Linke Influenced Bureau Plat, circa 1890
  • French Linke Influenced Bureau Plat, circa 1890
  • French Linke Influenced Bureau Plat, circa 1890
H 28.75 in. W 37.41 in. D 24.02 in.
Antique French Bureau Plat Louis XVI Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Antique Louis XVI Desk is made of mahogany wood covered with remarkable marquetry veneers, and its original mahogany color sealed with a clear varnish finish has been profession...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Ormolu

19th Century French Provincial Fruitwood Bureau Plat
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century French Provincial fruitwood bureau plat fitted with two drawers with ornate pulls and escutcheons resting on cabriole molded carved legs.
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood

Early 20th Century French Kingwood Bureau Plat
Located in Martlesham, GB
Early 20th century French kingwood bureau plat / desk, the brass moulded edge top having decorative brass engraved corner mounts, a green leather writing surface with blind and gold ...
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Vintage 1910s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

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 top, brass inlay and tortoiseshell to the top, frieze and legs, gilded ormolu mounts,...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Small 19th Century French Boulle Bureau Plat
  • Small 19th Century French Boulle Bureau Plat
  • 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.
Bureau Plat Desk Napoleon III, France, circa 1870
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Ornate worked Bureau plat desk from the Napoleon III period out of France, circa 1870. The graceful shaped French writing table impresses with its amazingly done marquetry work in fi...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

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Palisander, Rosewood, Spruce

French Louis XVI Style Rosewood Bureau Plat Desk
Located in San Francisco, CA
Serpentine shape Louis XVI style desk inlaid with mahogany and rosewood, having robust brass mounts, and inset green leather writing surface with gilt tooling detail. Has two short d...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks

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Brass

Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bureau Plat
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in New Orleans, LA
Form and function converge in this exceptional Louis XV-style bureau plat graced with eight elegant Sèvres Porcelain plaques. Framing these delightful, hand painted floral and fowl-t...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bureau Plat
  • Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bureau Plat
  • Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bureau Plat
  • Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bureau Plat
H 32 in. W 53 in. D 31 in.
Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
Located in New York, NY
The all-over parquetry veneered fruit-wood desk having 3 drawers on one side and 3 faux drawers on the opposite side. The whole with bronze mounts.      
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
  • Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
  • Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
  • Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
H 30 in. W 51.5 in. D 30 in.
Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
An early 20th century French bureau plat in Louis XVI style with brass-bound tooled leather top and well cast brass mounts.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
  • Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
  • Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
  • Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat
H 30.71 in. W 65.36 in. D 35.44 in.
Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Attractive Louis XV style bureau plat, gilt embossed tanned leather top writing surface centered on a beautiful satinwood veneered panel and marquetry finished frame, fine rocaille m...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
  • Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
  • Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
  • Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
H 30.25 in. W 60 in. D 31.5 in.
French Kingwood Gilt Mounted Bureau Plat Regence Desk
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
A magnificent kingwood and gilt metal mounted bureau plat. The serpentine shaped top fitted with a three-section gilt-tooled black leather writing surface, crossbanded within heav...
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Vintage 1920s European Louis XV Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century French Bureau Plat Parquetry Writing Table
Located in London, GB
This is an antique bureau plat parquetry writing table of French manufacture dating from Around 1860. We are delighted to offer for sale this very attractive French ormolu mounted p...
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Antique 1860s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Louis XV St. Bureau Plat by Theodore Millet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional and extremely high quality French 19th century Louis XV St. tulipwood, rosewood and ormolu Bureau Plat by Theodore Millet. The desk is raised by four elegant cabriole ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

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. Slightly protruding, profiled tabletop and gold-imprinted leather insert, flanked by a grotesque mask on each c...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Ormolu-Mounted Marquetry Bureau Plat
Located in London, GB
This is a fabulous French antique ormolu mounted bureau plat which features fine quality floral marquetry and which dates from around 1860. This beautiful piece of furniture has bee...
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Antique 1860s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Parquetry Bureau Plat Partner Desk, 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Exquisite and Rare French Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted parquetry partner desk, 19th century. The red leather writing surface is inset into a shaped moulded top, above a parq...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

19th Century Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table, French
Located in London, GB
This is a gorgeous antique French ormolu mounted marquetry burr walnut, bureau plat or centre table, circa 1850 in date. This fabulous table features beautiful marquetry decoration ...
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Antique 1850s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Desk, Bronze Doré
By Maison Jansen
Located in Montreal, Quebec
A French Louis XV style ebony and ormelu bureau plat. The desk is raised on elegant cabriole legs dressed in ormelu wraparound sabot and an ormelu band that continues up to a beautif...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Bronze

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Bureau Plat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A magnificent French 18th century Louis XVI period Bureau Plat by Master ébéniste Pierre Garnier. The desk is raised on impressive tapered legs with ormolu finely chased sabots and r...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Desks

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Ormolu

  • French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Bureau Plat
  • French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Bureau Plat
  • French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Bureau Plat
  • French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Bureau Plat
H 30.25 in. W 70.75 in. D 35.25 in.
French 18th Century Louis XV Period Bureau Plat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A magnificent French 18th century Louis XV period quarter veneered tulipwood and kingwood Bureau Plat. The desk is raised on cabriole legs with ormolu wrap around sabots and reeded d...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

1940's French Lacquered Bureau Plat, Attrib. to Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to French designer Jacques Adnet, this 1940's writing desk is composed of brass mounted black lacquered wood and features an inset tan leather top above a range of frieze ...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Kingwood and Marquetry Bureau Plat in the French Taste
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
This beautiful constructed Victorian bureau plat is raised upon four cabriole legs with ormolu mounts and trellis work to the freeze and drawers with high quality gilded bronze mount...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Kingwood

19th Century French Fine Louis XV Bureau Plat
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French fine kingwood and gilt bronze figural head Louis XV large bureau plat. Original red leather top. Fine gilt bronze mounts. Female gilt bronze heads.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Kingwood

Late 19th Cent. Louis XV French Bureau Plat
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Louis XV style Kingwood bureau plat with extensive ormolu mounts. Top with wonderful marquetry inlay over three drawers and three false drawers on cabriole legs. Excellent quality or...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • Late 19th Cent. Louis XV French Bureau Plat
  • Late 19th Cent. Louis XV French Bureau Plat
  • Late 19th Cent. Louis XV French Bureau Plat
  • Late 19th Cent. Louis XV French Bureau Plat
H 30.75 in. W 55.5 in. D 30.25 in.
French Marquetry and Ormolu Bureau Plat, 19th Century
By Charles Cressent
Located in London, GB
Constructed after a model by Charles Cressent, in purpleheart and dressed with fine ormolu mounts and marquetry inlaid; of freestanding serpentine rectangular form, rising from folia...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
By A.M.E Fournier
Located in London, GB
A Louis XVI style gilt bronze and Jasperware mounted mahogany Bureau plat. Stamped 'FOURNIER' to the reverse of the bronze mount to the drawer apron. . This fine bureau plat or...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
H 31.11 in. W 66.54 in. D 37.01 in.
LOUIS XV WALNUT PROVENCAL BUREAU PLAT
Located in New Orleans, LA
Louis XV Walnut Provencal Bureau Plat with leather top and original ormolu mounts. Great size.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut, Leather

  • LOUIS XV WALNUT PROVENCAL BUREAU PLAT
  • LOUIS XV WALNUT PROVENCAL BUREAU PLAT
  • LOUIS XV WALNUT PROVENCAL BUREAU PLAT
  • LOUIS XV WALNUT PROVENCAL BUREAU PLAT
H 29 in. W 52 in. D 32 in.
French Directoire Neoclassical Green Leather Top Mahogany Bureau Plat Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Directoire Neoclassical / Empire style green leather top mahogany bureau plat writing desk with bronze ormolu. Item features 2 pull out green tooled leather sides, bro...
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Early 20th Century French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

18th Century Louis XV Bureau Plat
Located in Belmont, MA
Louis XV bureau plat, France, 18th-19th century. The bureau plat is decorated with beautiful rosewood veneer and the original bronze fittings. The writing surface is lined with a gi...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Rosewood

  • 18th Century Louis XV Bureau Plat
  • 18th Century Louis XV Bureau Plat
  • 18th Century Louis XV Bureau Plat
  • 18th Century Louis XV Bureau Plat
H 29.53 in. W 51.19 in. D 28.35 in.
Antique French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful and rare antique ormolu mounted French bureau plat, circa 1860 in date. It has highly decorative ormolu mounts and the shaped rectangular top has a decorative o...
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Antique 1860s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Early 19th Century Louis XV Style Bureau Plat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A superb French early 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and exotic wood floral marquetry Bureau Plat. The desk is raised on cabriole legs with pierced ormolu wrap around sabots and ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

Materials

Ormolu

Early 20th Century French Bureau Plat with Leather Top
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
A very nice and small writing table with a newer blue leather top, overall good condition.
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Early 20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Fruitwood, Mahogany

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Bureau Plat French For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic bureau plat French available at 1stDibs. A bureau plat French — often made from wood, metal and animal skin — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a bureau plat French — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each bureau plat French bearing Louis XV, Louis XVI or Empire hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made bureau plat French over the years, but those crafted by Maison Jansen, François Linke and Paul Sormani are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Bureau Plat French?

Prices for a bureau plat French start at $1,295 and top out at $247,737 with the average selling for $8,602.

Finding the Right Desks and Writing Tables for You

Choosing the perfect writing desk or writing table is a profoundly personal journey, one that people have been embarking upon for centuries.

Queen Atossa of Persia, from her writing table circa 500 B.C., is said to have been the originator of the art of handwritten letters. Hers was reportedly the first in a long and colorful history of penned correspondence that grew in popularity alongside literacy. The demand for suitable writing desks, which would serve the composer of the letters as well as ensure the comfort of the recipient naturally followed, and the design of these necessary furnishings has evolved throughout history.

Once people began to seek freedom from the outwardly ornate styles of the walnut and rosewood writing desks and drafting tables introduced in the name of Queen Victoria and King Louis XV, radical shifts occurred, such as those that materialized during the Art Nouveau period, when designers longed to produce furniture inspired by the natural world’s beauty. A prime example is the work of the famous late-19th-century Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí — his rolltop desk featured deep side drawers and was adorned with carved motifs that paid tribute to nature. Gaudí regularly combined structural precision with decorative elements, creating beautiful pieces of wood and metal.

Soon afterward, preferences for sleek, geometric, stylized forms in furniture that saw an emphasis on natural wood grains and traditional craftsmanship took hold. Today, Art Deco desks are still favored by designers who seek to infuse interiors with an air of luxury. One of the most prominent figures of the Art Deco movement was French decorator and furniture designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. With his use of neoclassical motifs as well as expensive and exotic materials such as imported dark woods and inlays of precious metals for his vintage writing desks, Ruhlmann came to symbolize good taste and modernity.

The rise in appreciation for Scandinavian modernism continues to influence the design of contemporary writing desks. It employs the “no fuss” or “less is more” approach to creating a tasteful, sophisticated space. Sweden’s master cabinetmaker Bruno Mathsson created gallery-worthy designs that are as functional as they are beautiful. Finnish architect Alvar Aalto never viewed himself as an artist, but, like Mathsson, his furniture designs reflected a fondness for organic materials and a humanistic approach. Danish designers such as Hans Wegner introduced elegant shapes and lines to mid-century desks and writing tables, often working in oak and solid teak.

From vintage desks to contemporary styles, 1stDibs offers a broad spectrum of choices for conducting all personal and business writing and reading activities.