A stunning French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and tulipwood Bureau Plat. The desk is raised by elegant cabriole legs with fine pierced wrap around ormolu sabots with wonderful ormolu chutes leading to the impressive and richly chased pierced foliate corner mounts in an exceptional satin and burnished finish. At the scalloped shaped frieze are three drawers each with detailed ormolu foliate keyhole escutcheons and decorated with captivating diamond patterned parquetry. The rear is finished in the same manner with three faux drawers while the sides display fabulous diamond parquetry and a central foliate ormolu mount. Above is a burgundy gilt tooled leather, framed within a kingwood border and ormolu gallery. All original gilt and hardware throughout.