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The form of this bureau plat is specifically Directoire - a period which took components from the Louis XVI style, such as the fine fluted legs, while reducing surface ornament in accordance with the sober tastes of the Revolutionary years. It was a transitional design period which led French cabinet makers on to discover the Empire style, that was inspired by the military conquests of Napoleon Bonaparte.
This desk is constructing using traditional French cabinet making techniques and utilises the finest timbers with mahogany lined drawers. It was made about a century after the Directoire, but with equal quality of construction and with a faithful adherence to scale and proportion.
|Height||26.50 inch||(67.31 cm)|
|Width||59.00 inch||(149.86 cm)|
|Depth||30.00 inch||(76.20 cm)|