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French 19th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Marquetry Bureau Plat Desk

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A very fine and palatial French 19th century Louis XV style ormolu-mounted kingwood and tulipwood floral marquetry three-drawer prime minister Bureau-Plat (Desk) with leather top, attributed to Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley (French, 1847-1919). circa: Paris, 1880. (New white leather top with 24-carat gold embossing trim). Beurdeley, Alfred Emmanuel Louis (French, 1847-1919) Work at first with his father in Paris and eventually succeeded him. He kept the shop at rue Louis-Le-Grand and had worked at Nos. 20 ˆ 24 rue Dautancourt. The business continued in its traditional style with very few variations, until it was closed in 1895 and the remaining contents of the company were sold at the Galerie Geroges Petit. Beurdeley exhibited at the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Height: 32 1/2 inches (82.5 cm). Length: 72 inches (183 cm). Depth: 43 inches (109 cm). This Bureau Plat is after a model by Jacques Dubois, made circa 1750 with lacquer panels, which was tranferred from the Ministère de la Justice to the Musée du Louvre where it can still be seen today (inv.OA 6083). Literature: Alcouffe Daniel, Dion-Tenenbaum Anne, Lefébvre Amaury, Furniture Collections in the Louvre, Dijon, 1993.  

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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition Details
    In excellent condition, ready to be used. A truly fantastic quality and very impressive desk. The body has been recently refinished, the ormolu cleaned and the leather top replaced. It also has a recent removable protective glass top.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 32.5 in. x W 72 in. x D 43 in.H 82.55 cm x W 182.88 cm x D 109.22 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    Ref: A1401
  • Reference Number
    LU179624518823
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