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French Louis XV Style Kingwood Table Desk with Parquetry Inlay
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th Century) kingwood table desk with parquetry inlay and floral marquetry border and a single drawer with gilt bronze trim (signed: LINKE)
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Kingwood Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
This beautiful desk, beautifully finished in kingwood, leather and gilt bronze, is a fantastic piece of 19th century French design in the Louis XV style. Elegant, beautifully crafted...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Ormolu

French 18th Century Louis XV Period Kingwood And Tulipwood Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational and elegant French 18th century Louis XV period kingwood and tulipwood inlaid desk, with all of its original ormolu and hardware. The desk is raised by slender cabriole...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Kingwood Desk with Bombe Cabinet
Located in Milford, NH
An exceptional Louis XV style kingwood shaped single drawer desk with bombe cabinet, a conforming writing surface with tooled gilt border detail, mounted decorative figural and folia...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Kingwood

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Tulipwood and Kingwood Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XV st. tulipwood and kingwood desk. The desk is raised by slender tapered cabriole legs with fine fitted wrap around foliate sabots and lovel...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Kingwood Desk with Sèvres Plaques
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th Century) kingwood lady's desk with Sevres porcelain panels and bronze trimmed gallery.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Louis XV Style Kingwood Veneer Desk with Tooled Leather Top
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th Century) kingwood veneer desk with 5 drawers and gold tooled leather top with bronze sabot feet and escutcheons.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Gold Leaf

French 18th Century Louis XV Period Kingwood, Tulipwood and Ormolu Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant and extremely high quality French 18th century Louis XV period Kingwood, Tulipwood, and ormolu desk circa. 1750. The Bureau à Cylindre desk is raised by beautiful cabr...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Kingwood, Tulipwood and Ormolu Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood, tulipwood and ormolu desk. The desk is raised by beautiful slender tapered cabriole legs with fine fitted foliate ormolu sab...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Kingwood and Ormolu Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and ormolu desk. The desk is raised by beautiful cabriole legs with fine wrap around ormolu sabots and a striking ormolu fill...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

Louis XV Style French Kingwood Parquetry and Gilt Bronze Bureau Plat 'Desk'
By Jean-Pierre Latz
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A late 19th century French Bureau Plat in kingwood and amaranth parquetry with three drawers to one side with gilt bronze decoration all round; notable are the drawer handles modelle...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Tulipwood and Kingwood Desk
By Gervais Durand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming and high quality French 19th century Louis XV st. tulipwood and kingwood bureau plat desk, possibly by G. Durand. The desk is raised by four elegant slender cabriole legs ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Kingwood Veneer Desk with Leather Top and Brass Hardware
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style 19th century kingwood inlaid veneer desk with inset brown leather top with gilt embossed edge design with a brass top border and brass fluted trim legs and feet.
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Antique 19th Century Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Kingwood Three-Drawer Bureau Plat Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted kingwood bureau plat (desk). The gilt banded rectangular top set with gilt bronze acanthus mounts at the corners centering a gilt banded i...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

Late 19th Century French Kingwood Louis XV Bureau Plat Desk Ormolu Mounts
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Fit for a French Aristocrat. A large and impressive Louis XV Kingwood and mahogany bureau plat the case featuring finely-detailed gilt bronze mounts and with newly-fitted gilt tooled...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

Fine 19th Century French Louis XV Bronze Mounted Kingwood & Walnut Writing Desk
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A very fine and original French 19th century Louis XV bronze mounted kingwood and walnut bureau plat. The writing desk has serpentine shape gilt banding around the top surface, three...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Kingwood and Ormolu Desk, Attributed to Linke
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and ormolu desk, attributed to François Linke. The desk is raised by elegant cabriole legs with fitted...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Kingwood and Ormolu Desk Possibly by François L
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality French 19th century Louis XV st. Kingwood and ormolu desk possibly by François Linke. The desk is raised by elegant cabriole legs with handsome ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Kingwood, Tulipwood and Ormolu Bureau Plat Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XV st. Kingwood, Tulipwood, and ormolu Bureau Plat desk. The desk is raised by slender cabriole legs with fine pierced fitted foliate ormolu ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Tulipwood and Kingwood Ladies Writing Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Louis XV St. tulipwood and kingwood ladies writing desk. The desk is raised by four slender cabriole legs with fine wrap-around ormolu sabots, kingwood...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Kingwood, Tulipwood, Ormolu and Leather Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most exquisite and very high-quality French 19th century Louis XV style kingwood, tulipwood, ormolu, and leather desk. The desk is raised by elegant slender cabriole legs with fine...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

French 18th Century Louis XV Period French Desk in Kingwood and Tulipwood
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely high quality French 18th century Louis XV period kingwood, tulipwood and ormolu desk, signed ‘Bernard Ebeniste’. This most elegant desk is raised by slender cabriole leg...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Kingwood and Green Leather Kneehole Desk
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th Century) kingwood and bronze trimmed kneehole desk with green leather top.
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Antique 19th Century French Desks

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Kingwood and Ormolu Desk, Attributed to Linke
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exquisite French 19th century Louis XV St. kingwood and ormolu desk, attributed to Linke. The kidney-shaped desk is raised by the most elegant slender cabriole legs with superb pi...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Kingwood Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine and large French 19th century Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted kingwood and tulipwood bureau plat (Desk or writing table). The shaped rectangular top inset with a tooled lea...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Kingwood Bureau Plat Desk
By H. Conquet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and large French 19th century Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted kingwood and walnut bureau plat by H. Conquet after a model by Charles Cressent. The shaped rectangular t...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Desk a Rognon
By Muller Frères
Located in Montreal, QC
A very fine kingwood kidney- shaped desk (bureau a rognon) with original tooled leather surface, crisply mounted in gilt bronze and on cabriole legs . signed in the gilt bronze surro...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • Louis XV Style Desk a Rognon
  • Louis XV Style Desk a Rognon
  • Louis XV Style Desk a Rognon
  • Louis XV Style Desk a Rognon
H 30 in. W 48 in. D 24 in.
French Louis XV St. Tulipwood and Kingwood Side Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome French 19th century Louis XV st. tulipwood and kingwood side table/desk. The table is raised on slender cavriole legs with ormolu sabots and finely chased ormolu acan...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Kingwood, Mahogany and Ormolu Desk
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and most unique French 19th century Louis XV st. Belle Époque period Kingwood, Mahogany and ormolu desk signed by François Linke. The desk is raised by elegant cabriole le...
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Louis XV St. 19th Century Kingwood, Ormolu, and Tulipwood Bureau Plat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XV st. Kingwood, Tulipwood, and ormolu partner desk/bureau plat. The six drawer desk is raised by handsome cabriole legs with striking pierce...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Small Louis XV Style Marquetry Desk, circa 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
- Marquetry wood - Gilt and chiseled bronze - 1880 period - Leather top - Three drawers.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

  • Small Louis XV Style Marquetry Desk, circa 1880
  • Small Louis XV Style Marquetry Desk, circa 1880
  • Small Louis XV Style Marquetry Desk, circa 1880
  • Small Louis XV Style Marquetry Desk, circa 1880
H 29.53 in. W 43.31 in. D 25.98 in.
Pair of Louis XV Style Kingwood & Marquetry Brass Bound Desks
Located in Worcester, GB
Pair of Louis XV style kingwood & marquetry brass bound desks Measures: Width 93 cm 36 1/2 in Depth 59 cm 23 1/4 in Height 76 cm 30 in Style French, Louis XV style, ...
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20th Century French Desks

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Wood

French Louis XV Style Kingwood Parquetry Bonheur du jour
Located in Forney, TX
Sophisticated French elegance at its finest, we offer this rare Belle Époque period light and graceful bonheur du jour (writing table - petite / lady's desk) with beautifully aged pa...
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Early 20th Century Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Tulipwood and Kingwood Bureau Plat
By Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite quality French Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted tulipwood and kingwood bureau plat attributed to Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener Attributed to Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener (1848...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood, Tulipwood

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Kingwood Inlaid Secretary
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XV st. Rosewood, ormolu, and Brocatelle d’Espagne marble secretary desk. The two door five drawer secretary is raised by fine cabriole legs w...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

Antique French Louis XV Style Kingwood and Marquetry Bureau de Dame
Located in Glasgow, GB
A very attractive late 19th century French Louis XV Rococo style kingwood and marquetry bureau de dame retailed circa 1900 by the renowned firm S & H Jewell of London. Of bombé form ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Brass

French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Kingwood and Ormolu Bureau Plat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and high quality French mid-19th century Louis XV style kingwood and ormolu bureau plat. The desk is raised by elegant cabriole legs with fine fitted wraparound ormolu sab...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

French, 19th Century, Louis XV Style Kingwood and Tulipwood Ormolu-Mounted Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Fine and large French 19th century Louis XV Style kingwood and tulipwood floral marquetry and finely chased ormolu-mounted desk, Side table, writing table or Wall Console. Circa: P...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

19th Century French Louis XV Style Kingwood & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour
Located in Dublin, IE
A very fine 19th century French Louis XV style Kingwood, Walnut and ormolu mounted Bonheur Du Jour, the superstructure fitted with twin panel door applied with oval 'Sevres' porcelai...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

19th Century French Louis XV Style Marquetry Lady's Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and well-proportioned 19th century French lady's desk, the case veneered with marquetry decoration and embellished with finely cast and finished gilt bronze mounts. The d...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

French Mid-19th Century Louis XV Style Tulipwood and Kingwood Bureau Plat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome French mid 19th century Louis XV st. tulipwood and kingwood Bureau Plat. The desk is raised on cabriole legs accented at the top with finely chased ormolu mounts. Thr...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu

19th Century French Louis XV Writing Desk by P Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French writing desk by Paul Sormani. Kingwood with parquetry inlay and a leather top. Three drawers and fine gilt bronze mounts.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

Fine 19th Century French Louis XV Kingwood and Sevre's Plaque Bonheur du jour
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine rare 19th century French kingwood and gilt bronze mounted Sevre's plaque bonheur de jour.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Bronze

French Louis XV Style Leather Top Kingood Veneer and Brass Desk
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV-style (19th century) kingwood inlaid veneer desk with inset brown leather top with gilt embossed edge design with a brass top border and brass fluted trim legs and fe...
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Antique 19th Century Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Metal

Louis XV Style Bureau Plat or Writing Desk with Bronze Mounts
Located in Barntrup, DE
This fine Louis XV style desk has a leather top framed by bronze borders. The writing desk is raised on cabriole legs headed by floral and leaf cast mounts has finely finished kingwo...
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Vintage 1920s European Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mahogany and Tulipwood Mounted Writing Desk
Located in Houston, TX
Fine petite writing desk with curved sides and gracefully carved legs in mahogany and tulipwood combination. Bronze mounts accent this exquisite piece. Cherubs holding Candelabra a...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Kingwood

French Louis XV-Style Gilt Bronze Mahogany and Tulipwood Mounted Writing Desk
Located in Houston, TX
Fine petite writing desk with curved sides and gracefully carved legs in mahogany and tulipwood combination. Bronze mounts accent this exquisite piece. Cherubs holding candelabra a...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood, Tulipwood

French Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted, KingWood Console Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted King-Wood Console Table. The serpentine Brèche d'Alep Marble Top above the frieze centered by scrolling acanthus, flanked by four female busts ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Beautiful and Fine 19th Century French Louis XV Desk by Paul Sormani
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine 19th century French Louis XV bureau plat signed Paul Sormani. Original leather top.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

French 19th Century Transitional St. Kingwood, Tulipwood and Ormolu Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Louis XV st. Rosewood, Kingwood, Tulipwood, ormolu, and Incarnat Turquin marble desk. The three drawer desk is raised by slender cabriole legs with fin...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Bureau Plat Desk
By Paul Sormani
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and large French 19th century Louis XV style ormolu-mounted mahogany and kingwood three-drawer bureau plat attributed to Paul Sormani (French-Italian 1817-1877). The shap...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Ormolu

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze and Marquetry Desk Attributed to Zwiener
By Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener
Located in London, GB
Louis XV style gilt bronze and marquetry desk attributed to Zwiener French, late 19th century Measures: Height 74cm, width 89cm, depth 63cm This superb little writing desk is at...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Ormolu, Bronze

Fine 19th C. French Louis XV Style Bronze-Trimmed Desk
Located in New York, NY
Nineteenth century French Louis XV style kingwood desk decorated with ornate bronze trim and inlaid drawers beneath a dark green top with gold trim.
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Marquetry Writing Table
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A large French 19th century Louis XV style kingwood, tulipwood and ormolu desk or writing table. The table is raised by slender cabriole legs with foliate ormolu sabots. An ormolu ch...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • Louis XV Style Marquetry Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Marquetry Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Marquetry Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Marquetry Writing Table
H 30.5 in. W 50.5 in. D 30.5 in.
19th Century French Louis XV Style Floral Marquetry and Gilt Bronze Writing Desk
Located in Miami, FL
A very fine and well-proportioned 19th century French Louis XV style ladies desk. The case is veneered with marquetry decoration and embellished with finely cast and finished gilt br...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Bureau Plate, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality 19th century Louis XV style bureau plat, having an inset leather top, gilded ormolu mounts, three frieze drawers to one side, dummy drawers to the reverse, raise ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • Louis XV Style Bureau Plate, 19th Century
  • Louis XV Style Bureau Plate, 19th Century
  • Louis XV Style Bureau Plate, 19th Century
  • Louis XV Style Bureau Plate, 19th Century
H 31.11 in. W 70.87 in. D 37.01 in.
French 18th Century Louis XV Period Bureau Plat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A magnificent and very high quality French 18th century Louis XV period Tulipwood, Kingwood, and ormolu Bureau Plat desk. The desk is raised by elegant cabriole leg with exquisite pi...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • French 18th Century Louis XV Period Bureau Plat
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Period Bureau Plat
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Period Bureau Plat
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Period Bureau Plat
H 31 in. W 69.75 in. D 30.75 in.
French 19th Century Louis XV Style Side Table/Desk, Signed F. Linke
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional and high quality French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and tulipwood side table/writing desk, signed F. Linke. The table is raised by elegant slender cabriole legs...
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Antique 19th Century 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
An exceptional and most elegant French early 19th century Louis XV st. Kingwood, Rosewood, exotic wood, and ormolu bureau plat desk. The desk is raised by cabriole legs with fine pie...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Large Louis XV Style 19th Century Bureau Plat
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality 19th century French kingwood parquetry inlaid Louis XV style freestanding bureau plate. Having an inset leather top, five oak lined drawers to one side, dummy dra...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • Large Louis XV Style 19th Century Bureau Plat
  • Large Louis XV Style 19th Century Bureau Plat
  • Large Louis XV Style 19th Century Bureau Plat
  • Large Louis XV Style 19th Century Bureau Plat
H 29.93 in. W 65.36 in. D 33.08 in.
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A Close Look at louis-xv Furniture

The style of 18th-century French furniture was guided by the court. When Louis XV, who reigned from 1715–74, focused royal life on the smaller salons of Versailles rather than its grand chambers, it transformed the aesthetics away from the imposing and angular furniture that characterized the style of Louis XIV. A broader focus on comfort and more delicate forms define antique Louis XV furniture, with nature-inspired carvings, wood inlays, curved cabriole legs, asymmetrical shapes and rounded oval seat backs. The furnishings changed throughout the king’s life, as he ascended to the throne as a child and then grew to establish his own tastes.

Pieces like the bergère, an upholstered armchair with a wide cushion that fit the flowing dresses in fashion at the time, reflected this more informal court. Introduced at the start of Louis XV’s reign, bergère chairs in this style were deeper and broader than other chairs of the period.

Louis XV tapestries and carpets tended to be floral and colorful, and design elements were borrowed from Asia. Dutch-born cabinetmaker Bernard van Risenburgh brought lacquer techniques influenced by Japan and China into his luxuriously made furniture. Along with its fine details, the furniture of the era also featured new innovations including mechanical devices. Jean François Oeben, a royal cabinetmaker, created such intricate pieces as a mechanical table for Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s mistress. It involved a sliding top and a writing surface that extended from its marquetry panels.

During the later years of Louis XV’s reign, there was a shift from the ostentatious rocaille style, part of the exuberantly decorative Rococo movement in Europe for which designers such as Nicolas Pineau and Juste-Aurèle Meissonier are known. The style under Louis XVI would return to boxier forms, but with a neoclassical touch inspired by the ancient world.

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