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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 323

    A CHINESE EXPORT BLACK, GILT AND RED-LACQUERED BUREAU

    FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHINESE EXPORT BLACK, GILT AND RED-LACQUERED BUREAU
    FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
    Decorated overall with exotic landscapes and birds in foliage, the rectangular top above a writing-slope enclosing a fitted interior with pigeon holes, drawers and a secret compartment, above two short and two long drawers, with brass loop handles, on bun feet, the reverse elaborately decorated with exotic birds amidst foliate sprays, stamped four times with customs brand 'DOUANES FRANçAISES ... LYON/... VILLOT' and two small circular brands, losses and refreshments to the lacquer
    39½ in. (100.5 cm.) high; 37½ in. (95 cm.) wide; 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
    (LOTS 323-332)