Important , Marie Antoinettes writing table, [Bureau Plat] firmly attributed to Holland & sons,
The Earl of Sefton at Croxteth hall, commissioned Holland & Sons circa 1860 to make Marie Antoinette Bureau Plat,
made to the exact dimensions, Also as Marie Antoinettes table using Amaranth veneer, the same quality chased and gilt bronze mounts, and on Marie Antoinettes table the same gilt bronze plaques depicting Cherubs playing musical instruments on front and back, and Cherubs with flambe torch and lyre on each side.
Marie Antoinettes table and this table with the same octagonal tapering legs with the same quality gilt bronze mounts.
The only difference between the two tables, Marie Antoinettes table has key escutcheons cut through the gilt chased panels on the three drawers, but Holland and sons, made the three frieze drawers with buttons underneath to press and each drawer shoots out, pushed back and click when closed, quality oak-lined drawers and dove tails,
The top Green leather inset top, Amaranth veneer, with gilt bronze edge,
This table quality is also worthy of royalty.
Holland and sons made other Louis XV1 style pieces of furniture for the Earl of Sefton, and made furniture for Queen Victoria, which is now at Buckingham palace and Sandringham.
Holland and Sons exhibited at the great exhibitions.
The original Marie Antoinettes Bureau Plat was made by Jean-Henri Riesener, for the salon of the Queens house at
Versailles, in 1748, this table is shown online at the Kraemer gallery in Paris.

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