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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 38

    A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND BOIS SATINE TABLE A ECRIRE

    BY LEONARD BOUDIN, CIRCA 1770

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    A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND BOIS SATINE TABLE A ECRIRE
    BY LEONARD BOUDIN, CIRCA 1770
    The quarter-veneered top with pierced three-quarter gallery, above a gilt-tooled green leather-lined writing slide and drawer to the side, on guttae-headed square tapering legs, stamped 'L.BOUDIN' and 'JME', partially remounted
    31¼ in. (79.5 cm.) high; 28½ in. (72.5 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep


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    Léonard Boudin, maître in 1761.

    Boudin established himself in the early 1770s in the Clôtre Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, close to the Louvre and his fellow ébénistes in the rue Saint Honoré. Increasingly acting as a marchand-ébéniste, Boudin was one of the sub-contractors employed by Joubert for the comte de Provence during the summer of 1771, including the bureau plat delivered for Compiène in July 1771 (A. Pradère, Les Ebénistes Françaises du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1989, pp. 271-272).

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Etienne Lévy, Paris, in 1964.