• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 150

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU-PLAT

    IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU-PLAT
    IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular top inset with a brown leather-lined writing surface, above a central frieze drawer cast in relief with cloudborne putti, flanked by a pair of further drawers with acanthus handles and escutcheons, the back with similar false drawers, the sides centred by a rectangular plaque cast in relief with a putto emblematic of the Arts, on square tapering legs and acanthus-capped feet terminating in castors
    31 in. (79 cm.) high; 51 in. (129.5 cm.) wide; 28½ in. (72.5 cm.) deep


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 150-151)