Desk Bureau French France Abattant Leather Top

French writing bureau, desk known in France as a secretaire a abattant. Leather, gold tooled writing surface with drawers in the compartment with pigeon holes, further cupboard space below. The mulicoloured marble top reminds us of the colours and shapes in a Klimt background, perhaps we are reading to much into that. Problems are not insignificant in that pieces of veneer are missing, please see specific photos. On the plus side these issues oblige us to take $500/$800 off what one would normally expect to pay for such an item. The desk is still entirely useable as is. Measurements are 76 cm wide 38 cm deep 130cm high. Price $490.

Now Sold. Mahogany Antique Sideboard Desk Bureau


Mahogany sideboard incorporating a desk and four cupboards either side. A very unusual piece from the 1870s with leather top writing surface and multiple drawers in the desk. Four further cupboards outside the desk, the top ones including drawers, bottom ones adjustable shelves. Unusually there is a book(?) stuck at the back of the desk and at present the desk drawer cannot be closed. Very mysterious!! Measurements are assembled, 142 cm wide 54 cm deep and 110cm high. The desk while looking high in the photo, the desk is close to the correct height at 77 cm.

Writing Bureau Antique Arts and Crafts Compact Desk

From the early 20th Century this fall front desk or escritoire provides a compact desk for laptop or conventional (pen and paper) work. Lift the desk up and your workspace is discretely hidden, while your books are still accessible below. Please note the period brassware.

Item Measurements

60 cm wide x 31 cm deep and 116 cm high.

Price A$185.00