Stay Boulle style writing desk with red leather cover.
The piece is the height of style, elegance and workmanship and is in perfect condition, ready for immediate use. As illustrated here, the Boulle style is best known for the type of inlay, which consists of a sheet of red and black rhinestone embedded Carey of brass or other metals attractive.
The amount of time and the level of craftsmanship that goes into something like this is impressive, especially when you imagine how each individually to the heads have to be cut and then embedded in the main structure of the desktop.
The desktop has three drawers on one side so it would be perfect for your home or small office.
The piece is so chic also can work on its own as something more than one piece too.
Bought it at an auction house in Versailles, while on a trip in France. Parts of this quality are rare, so we are expecting a great interest on eBay.
BOULLE, Andr & eacute; Charles (16421732), French furniture designer, who developed a style of furniture inlay that came to be known as Boulle or Buhl. As cabinetmaker to Louis XIV, produced desks, cabinets, clocks, chests and parquet floors, working in an ornate Baroque style.
It stands out is especially for highly coloured inlays of exotic woods cut to shapes that form arabesques, landscapes, or curtains that flows.
The distinctivetype of inlay that developed and its name consists of tortoiseshell inlaid brass, pewter or copper bears. His influence continued until the 19th century.