The Antique Bonheur Du Jour is a form of antique writing table from the Victorian period constructed using Satinwood or Mahogany and often inlaid. This style of antique desk originates from France where the name means “daytime delight”, by the late 1700s they were made in London and simply called a lady’s writing desk. The bonheur du jour is always very fine looking and finished on all sides so does not have to be standing against the wall and can be appreciated from all sides. They often have a small central cabinet, open shelves for paperwork or letters and stand on slender tapering legs with spade feet. The best examples were by the renowned cabinet makers, such as Gillows as they would only use the best timbers and add unique features, like a tambour cupboard door and leather writing insert. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.