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    Sale 11628

    THE OPULENT EYE:19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, WORKS OF ART, CERAMIC & CARPETS

    19 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY, AMARANTH, SYCAMORE, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY SECRETAIRE À ABATTANT

    AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS LELEU, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY, AMARANTH, SYCAMORE, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY SECRETAIRE À ABATTANT
    AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS LELEU, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The serpentine brèche marble top above a scrolled frieze fitted with a drawer, the fall-front inlaid with a marquetry still-life, the interior fitted with compartments and pigeon holes, above a pair of doors each inlaid with a ribbon-suspended basket of flowers, the concave sides inlaid with flower-head trellis parquetry, the angles with fluted pilasters headed at the front by female masks, on lion-paw sabots, the reverse inscribed Bouisson in crayon
    57 in. (146 cm.) high, 50¼ in. (127.5 cm.) wide, 23½ in. (59.5 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 27 May 1994, lot 131.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE CORNWALL COLLECTION