French transitional period kidney-shaped desk. 18th century French transitional design between Louis XV and Louis XVI is timeless, elegant, and understated it works well in modern, contemporary or traditional interiors. This rare kidney-shape and petite size of this desk is exquisite and will comfortably fit into any room of your home and be a focal point. It could be used as its original purpose of reading or writing table or it could be used as a vanity with a mirror. 18th century bureau plats or writing tables were also called library tables as they were often found in the home library where the gentleman of the house would keep his literature and do his business transactions, a status of symbol for aristocracy. Gilt bronze banding outlines kidney shaped gilt embossed leather writing surface above scalloped apron frieze drawers with foliate gilt bronze trim, middle drawer flanked on either side with another drawer; supported on four under-stated cabriole legs mounted with foliate bronze trim continuing to chutes terminating in foliate cast sabots.


Style: Transitional between Louis XV and Louis XVI period

Place of Origin: France

Period: circa 1780

Dimensions: (30"h, 48.25"w, 24.5"d)

Condition: Excellent antique condition

Wear: Consistent with age,

18th Century Petite French Transitional Kidney-Shaped Desk

SKU: F100200

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