• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 263

    A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MECHANICAL TRAVELLING BUREAU PLAT

    STAMPED 'G. DESTER', CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MECHANICAL TRAVELLING BUREAU PLAT
    STAMPED 'G. DESTER', CIRCA 1790
    With two shallow document drawers to each long side and one drawer to each short end, all spring-loaded, the legs removeable for travelling, legs inscribed 'F' beneath the ormolu collars, stamped to underside of one short drawer
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high, 48½ in. (122 cm.) wide, 26½ in. (67.5 cm.) deep


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    Godefroy Dester, maître in 1774.

    This bureau plat is a highly unusual model, having detatchable legs for travel, in addition to an atypical spring-loaded drawer configuration and specially-fitted long, narrow drawers to the long sides.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A LONG ISLAND ESTATE (LOT 263)