• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 195

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU A GRADIN

    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU A GRADIN
    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Surmounted by a curved three-quarter cartonnier centred by a glazed enamel clock dial flanked by twin-light rose-branch candelabra and above four shaped drawers, the reverse with floral garland mount, the kidney-shaped top inset with a gilt-tooled brown leather writing surface, above three frieze drawers, on square tapering legs inset with mille-raie ormolu panels
    45¼ in. (115 cm.) high; 55½ in. (141 cm.) wide; 26½ in. (67.5 cm.) deep


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    Another example of this model of bureau à gradin is illustrated in C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, Woodbridge, 1981, pl. 325, p. 134.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 189-195)