19th Century E. Khan and Cie Louis XV Bureau Plat Desk


Dramatic and rare late 19th century French bureau plat or writing table desk made by E. Khan and Cie Paris, France. Made in the grand Louis XV taste featuring bronze mounts and a white leather desk top. The bureau is complete with original bronze embellishments but has an aged, distressed patina on all the surfaces. Once clad in decorative marquetry veneers and bright ormolu with gilt trim. The desk now has a rich, distressed patina from exposure. The top is bordered with bronze and each corner on the cabriole legs has gilt floral motifs. Fronted by three drawers decorated with neoclassical medusa style faces. The elegant legs end with bronze sabots. The front and back of the desk has large C-scrolls made of bronze with floral motifs. The leather is smooth with craquelure. From an estate in Beverly Hills, CA. Makers signature on bottom. Like staring at a beautiful French painting.

Dimensions: 55.5"w x 32"d x 29.5"h

Circa: Late 19th Century, France

Materials: Mahogany, Bronze, Leather, Gilt, Lacquer, Gesso

Condition: Distressed, minor wear consistent with age and use. Beautifully crafted with a distressed finish on all surfaces as seen in photos. No keys.

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