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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 73

    A FRENCH PATINATED BRONZE-MOUNTED PLUM-PUDDING MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT

    IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, BY PAUL SORMANI, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH PATINATED BRONZE-MOUNTED PLUM-PUDDING MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
    IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, BY PAUL SORMANI, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular top with three-quarter gallery, above a breakfront guilloche frieze, over a central panelled fall-front hung with ribbon-tied floral garlands, opening to a single shelf and four short drawers, the angles headed by urns en flambeaux, over a frieze drawer centred by a pair of winged putti, on tapering fluted legs joined by a shaped undertier, the lock-plate signed P. Sormani/9 Rue Charlot Paris
    54 in. (137.3 cm.); 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) wide; 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) deep


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