Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880

Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880 Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880
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Fine Sevres Porcelain & Ormolu Mounted Bonheur Du Jour / Writing Desk, French C. 1880

Price: £6,500

Magnificent Louis XV style writing desk, also known as a bonheur du jour was made in late 19th cent France. A bonheur du jour is a type of a lady’s writing desk.

Above the leather lined pull out writing top is a two-door cabinet, and two drawers all with serpentine fronts. The cabinet features hinged lockable doors opening to reveal a storage compartment. Beautiful parquetry detailing embellishes the surfaces of this furniture piece. With one large central drawer below the writing top.

The cabinet doors, large central drawer front and three beautiful columns are all decorated with Sevres porcelain plaques and intricately cast ormolu mounts. Ormolu framing also surrounds the porcelain decoration. The four cabriole legs on which the piece stands terminate with exquisite ormolu mounts, similar in design to the decoration above.

Traditionally, a bonheur du jour was found in a lady’s private bedroom where one could store private belongings, write correspondence as well as enjoy a moment of solitude.

France, Circa 1880

Condition: Very good condition

Dimensions:  Overall: 83 Cms Width (legs) x 53 Cms Depth x 118 Cms Height. / Writing Surface: 67 Cms Width x 33 Cms Depth

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