This Bureau de Dame has an inclined flap with a book rack and two 'official' drawers.
This Bureau de Dame has an inclined flap with a book rack and two 'official' drawers.
Once opened, it reveals a beautiful writing area
Once opened, it reveals a beautiful writing area

Louis XV Bureau de Dame in walnut and oak – 18ᵗʰ century – South West

Dedicated to women, this type of desk, designed in the 18th century, bears the name of Bureau de Dame (lady’s desk) for this reason.
As its architecture suggests, this desk at the time fulfilled a dual function.

Confidential, six interior drawers reveal themselves intended to protect letters and secrets
Confidential, six interior drawers reveal themselves intended to protect letters and secrets

First, it offered a pleasant posture for reading, thanks to its inclined flap provided with a support to keep the books open. Note, in this closed position, the generous molding carved in the mass which enhances the top.
When you open it by pulling it towards you, the said flap becomes a horizontal area, ideal for indulging in writing, with six nicely curved little drawers in line of sight where you can store missives and secrets in an intimate way.
Note that there are also two ‘official’ drawers on the facade, itself decorated with scalloped moldings typical of the Louis XV style.

Price: on demand.
Dimensions
Width: 71 cm, height: 94 cm, depth: 49 cm.
Reference: [ME056]

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