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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.
20th Century Impressive Writing Desk / Bureau Plat
Located in Berlin, DE
Impressive desk / Bureau Plat, 20th century Castle-like desk, solid wood. Engraved bronze fittings. On angled, with four imposing corner fittings on curved legs, cambered on all s...
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20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

  • 20th Century Impressive Writing Desk / Bureau Plat
  • 20th Century Impressive Writing Desk / Bureau Plat
  • 20th Century Impressive Writing Desk / Bureau Plat
  • 20th Century Impressive Writing Desk / Bureau Plat
H 31.5 in. W 70.87 in. D 35.44 in.
English Writing Desk Table Plat 1930s Fold Down
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent 1930s writing desk with burl accents and in great condition. It features drawer both inside and out for ample storage. Great lines and better scale. Guaranteed to set any...
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Vintage 1930s English Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

André Arbus Sycamore Desk, Writing Table, Bureau Plat
Located in Hollywood, FL
The rectangular top over 3 frieze drawers with finely crafted bronze pulls over square tapering legs terminating in sabots.
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Vintage 1940s French 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

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

Large Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat or Writing Desk
Located in Berlin, DE
A large Empire style mahogany bureau plat or writing desk with a dark green leather writing surface above a central long drawer, flanked to each side by a short drawer. The square ta...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table
Located in Berlin, DE
Bureau plat in the style of the Louis XV Napoleon III Paris, circa 1850-1880. In Bois-Satiné veneer, all-round full-length mirror veneer with seed beads. With very finely chiselled,...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Beech

19th Century Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table
Located in Berlin, DE
Bureau plat in the style of the Louis XV Napoleon III Paris, circa 1850-1880. In Bois-Satiné veneer, all-round full-length mirror veneer with seed beads. With very finely chiselled, ...
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

19th Century Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table
Located in Berlin, DE
Castle worthy desk, solid wood. Rosewood veneer edged by finely engraved brass fittings. On angled, with four looking forward, imposing female busts on curly legs, on all sides scall...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Louis XV Style Writing Table Bureau Plat Black with Brass
Located in Berlin, DE
In Bois-Satiné veneer blacked. Extremely fine, floral, bronze fittings in the form of chutes, handmade patinated bronze. Veneered on solid beechwood. Strong cambered, four-sided pas...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

French 18th Century Louis XV Bureau Plat, Writing Desk
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
An imposing Louis XV ebonized writing table with finely chased gilt bronze mounts. The stepped moulded rectangular top inset with the original gilt-tooled leather above three frieze ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Louis XVI Napoleon Italian Rosewood 5 Drawers Writing Desk Bureau Plat
Located in Carimate, Como
A very good quality Italian 20th century Napoleon 3 / Louis XVI style rosewood bureau plat writing desk with 5 drawers with beautiful gilt bronze handles, an inset green leather top ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Bureau-Plat, Paris, J.-B. Fromageau, c. 1760, Large Writing Desk, French, 18th
By Jean-Baptiste Fromageau
Located in Bamberg, DE
Paris, J.-B. Fromageau, c. 1760 Signed with the hallmark Jean-Baptiste Fromageau (born around 1720, active as a master craftsman since 1755). Rosewood and kingwood veneered on oak,...
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Antique 1760s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

French Directoire Louis XVI Leather Top Writing Table Desk Bureau Plat
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous smaller writing desk in the Directoire taste, circa 1940. The desk is made of mahogany with brass mounts and a nice leather top and measures 49 wide x 24 deep x 30...
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Vintage 1940s American Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Antique Burr Walnut Marquetry Bureau Plat Writing Table, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is an absolutely stunning Louis revival burr walnut, ebonized, specimen marquetry, and ormolu-mounted bureau plat circa 1860 in date. This fantastic bureau plat features a sha...
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Antique 1860s Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Louis XV Rococo Mahogany, Satinwood and Bureau Plat Executive Writing Desk
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage midcentury era Louis XV Rococo style executive writing desk made from mahogany, satinwood, and bureau Plat with hand-cast bronze accents. It features three lockable horizonta...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Designer Writing Desk / Bureau Plat in Louis XV Style, Piano Black
Located in Berlin, DE
Black designer writing desk / bureau plat in Louis XV style Piano black polished veneer on solid softwood with rocaille applications. extremely Fine, floral, silvered bronze fitti...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Bureau Plat Writing Desk in Louis XV Style after François Linke
Located in Berlin, DE
Piano black polished veneer on solid Pinewood. Set at an angle, with two forward looking, imposing Espagnolettes in the style of Charles Cressent. On curved legs, ending in sabots. O...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech

20th Century Exclusive Bureau Plat/ writing Desk in Louis XV
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century exclusive bureau plat/ writing desk in Louis XV style Solid beechwood ebonized/blackened. Very fine, floral bronze fittings. Frame base with four-sided curvature. 3 d...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

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 kingw...
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Vintage 1920s European Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Louis XV Black Lacquer Bronze Figural Ormolu Bureau Plat Writing Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis XV ebonized black lacquer bronze figural Ormolu Bureau plat writing desk. Item features faux 3 drawer finished back (image 10), ornate bronze ormolu, bronze paw feet, 3 ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

20th Century Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table Piano Black
Located in Berlin, DE
Bureau plat writing table in the style of Louis XV style, silvered bronze fittings. Piano lacquer black on solid beech wood. Heavily arched, four-sided passively curved tripod frame ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech

Bureau-Plat, Paris 1785, Lebesque, 18th Century Writing Desk, French, Signed
Located in Bamberg, DE
Paris, C. Lebesgue, circa 1785. Stamped "IME" and "C. Lebesgue" for Robert-Claude Lebesgue, born 1749, master 1771. Mahogany veneered on oak with fine, linear brass inlays, origin...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Antique Monumental French Empire Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a fine antique French Empire ormolu mounted mahogany bureau plat, circa 1870 in date. The rectangular top has an inset gold-tooled green leather writing surface with a ve...
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Antique 1870s French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Signed Maison Jansen Leather Top Louis XVI Directoire Writing Desk Bureau Plat
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous signed Maison Jansen desk from France. The desk is made of solid walnut and has subtle brass details and wonderful design. The beautiful original leather top has g...
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Vintage 1940s French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

French Bronze Mounted Leather Top Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat Writing Desk
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a stunning desk with superb quality bronze mounts and a fantastic black leather top, circa 1930. The desk is in gorgeous condition for its age and is a very unique form and d...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Classic Louis XV Style "Bureau Plat" Writing Desk with Brass Ormolu, circa 1950s
Located in Peabody, MA
A Classic French Louis XV “bureau plat” writing desk in ribbon mahogany and walnut with brass ormolu and leather writing surface panel, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

20th Century Luxurious White Bureau Plat / Writing Desk in Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century luxurious white bureau plat / writing desk in Louis XV style Solid beechwood colored in white. Very fine, floral bronze fittings. Curved and pronounced / arched wood...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Rare Napoleon III French Empire Bureau De Plat Gilt Bronze Writing Table Desk
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original Napoleon III French Empire desk with gilt bronze oversized fittings A very decorative and collectible desk in period lightl...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

20th Century Luxurious White Bureau Plat / Writing Desk in Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century luxurious white bureau plat / writing desk in Louis XV style Solid beechwood colored in white. Very fine, floral bronze fittings. Curved and pronounced / arched wood...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

20th Century Elegant Veneered Bureau Plat or Writing Desk in Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegant veneered bureau plat or desk in Louis XV style Solid beechwood and veneer. Very fine, floral bronze fittings. Curved and pronounced or arched wooden body. Frame base with...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

20th Century imperial Bureau Plat / Writing Table in the Style of Louis XVI
Located in Berlin, DE
Exotic veneer on solid oak and wood. Extremely finely chased and rich bronze applications. Rectangular body. A hand painted picture badge on the front and side view. Gilded bronze de...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

20th Century Imperial Bureau Plat / Writing Desk in the Style of Louis XVI
Located in Berlin, DE
Imperial bureau plat / desk in the style of Louis XVI Piano black polished veneer on solid oak and wood. Extremely finely chased and rich bronze applications. Rectangular body. A ...
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20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

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.
Victorian Satinwood Bureau Plat
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A striking Victorian satinwood bureau plat, of shaped rectangular form inset with the original oval burgundy leather, with a disguised frieze drawers, decorated with purple heart and...
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Antique 1850s English Desks and Writing Tables

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Satinwood

  • Victorian Satinwood Bureau Plat
  • Victorian Satinwood Bureau Plat
  • Victorian Satinwood Bureau Plat
  • Victorian Satinwood Bureau Plat
H 30 in. W 62.75 in. D 35 in.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Directoire Maison Jansen style desk. Label inside drawer inscribed "A. Alavoine and Co., NY and Paris." Leather inset writing surface, drawer fronts with contrasting veneer.
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
H 29.75 in. W 36.5 in. D 22 in.
Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Directoire Maison Jansen style desk. Label inside drawer inscribed "A. Alavoine and Co., NY and Paris." Leather inset writing surface, drawer fronts with contrasting veneer.
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
H 29.75 in. W 36.5 in. D 22 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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

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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 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 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

Materials

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.
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.
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

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

Materials

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.
Goncalo Alves Bureau Plat Attributed to Gillows
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, by appointment only
Nicholas wells antiques is delighted to offer this magnificent gilt bronze mounted coil walnut Goncalo Alves and tulipwood bureau plat attributed to Gillows, England, circa 1860 ...
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Antique 19th Century European Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

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

Materials

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.
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Writing Plat For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic writing plat available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and animal skin, every writing plat was constructed with great care. There are 629 variations of the antique or vintage writing plat you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer writing plat, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A writing plat, designed in the Louis XV, Louis XVI or Empire style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made writing plat over the years, but those crafted by Maison Jansen, Paul Sormani and Baker Furniture Company are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Writing Plat?

Prices for a writing plat start at $1,295 and top out at $184,500 with the average selling for $7,888.

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.