With over 300 hours of labor, this French Insprired Writing Desk was a journey of time, patience and fine detailed work. Our lovely client was inspired by a similar desk at The Lourve and wanted to emulate the fine work, and all the fine details that encapsulate this wonderful writing desk.
A rich warm timber was needed to enhance the soft design of the desk whilst blending in with the existing décor so Qld Maple was used for these beautiful qualities
The design of the desk evolved after extensive collaboration with the client and included such wonderful features such as;
handcrafted dovetailed drawers ,
Custom Brass beading , to highlight the panels and brass fretwork around the marble to embellish the design
Roll top curved timber panel door
Internal locking doors, to ensure individual compartments could be closed for privacy
The style was to emulate Louis XV opulent, yet discreet,
Marble top in keeping with the style....
Once the writing desk was made it was then hand polished and rubbed back to a 60% gloss to enhance its patina