A magnificemt French bureau plat, (writing desk) of the most extraordinary international quality, with three frieze drawers, key & identical to the reverse.
Paris c 1870.
Made of palisander with the finest quality cast bronze mounts, of pairs of bare breasted nymphs & fauns, after an 18th century model by Charles Cressent. Branded three times to the under side Hopilliart et Leroy, 12 rue des Saints Peres
The Maison Hopillart was established in 1781. Marcel Proust was one of their more famous clients. A marvellous statement piece for a library, your office, or a very traditional writing desk for an ‘ English country house’ drawing room.
Size 93cm.x 180cm.x 79cm.high.