The piece is the height of style, elegance and workmanship and is offered in perfect condition, ready for home use right away. As illustrated here, the Boulle style is best known for the type of inlay, consisting of a veneer of red and black faux tortoiseshell inlaid with brass or other attractive metals. The amount of time and levels of craftsmanship that goes into something like this is breathtaking, especially when you imagine how each individual shape to the brass has to be cut out and then embedded into the main structure of the desk. The desk has three drawers to one side so would be perfect for your home or small office. The piece is so elegant it can also work on its own as more of a decorative piece too.
As cabinetmaker to Louis XIV, he produced desks, cabinets, clocks, chests, and even parquet floors, working in an ornate Baroque style. He is especially noted for highly coloured inlays of exotic woods cut to shapes that form arabesques, landscapes, or flowing draperies. The distinctivetype of inlay that he developed and that bears his name consists of tortoiseshell with inlay in brass, pewter, or copper.His influence continued into the 19th century. Dimensions are in inches: Width x Depth x Height 55 x 27 x 32 Dimensions are in CM: Width x Depth x Height 140 x 69 x 81. The item "French Boulle Writing Desk Bureau Plat Table Desks" is in sale since Tuesday, September 29, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\20th Century". The seller is "soldthelot" and is located in london, UK. This item can be shipped worldwide.