Bureau plat by Unknown Artist

This impressive writing-table, with its rich ormolu mounts, was of exceptional art-historical importance since it was one of the few pieces of French furniture known to have been in England before the Seven Years War.


Kingswood venner
81 x 211 x 98 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £30,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
Frank Partridge


Richard Arundell; by descent to 2nd Viscount Galway; by descent, Dowagwer Viscountess Galway.

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, Leeds West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461 www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry is £5)

3 Nov 2015 – 12 Feb 2016
Pre-booked visits and tours only (see website to book)

13 Feb – 30 Oct
Tue – Sun
10.30 am – 5pm (last admission 4.15pm)