Louis XV bureau plat with Kingwood.
Origin: France, Paris around 1750.
Three curved drawers in belt, one wider in the center. Tablet surrounded by a gilt bronze mold with corbin's beak surmounted by an inverted quarter round. Kingwood veneer on the tablet, on the belt, on the fronts of the drawers, and surrounding the four legs. The three drawers have gilt bronze double pull handles, decorated with oak leaves and acorns surmounted by a symmetrical shell. The designs of the three drawers are taken up in trompe-l'oeil by veneer friezes on the belt of the opposite side. The gilt bronze corner drops are decorated with acanthus leaves ending in foliage. The gilt bronze clogs are decorated with stretched and rolled foliage. On the tablet, a brown leather in three pieces is gilded with a small iron. The locks are old.
Dimensions: 72cm H x 145cm W x 73cm D