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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 304

    A LOUIS XV KINGWOOD TULIPWOOD AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY SECRÉTAIRE À ABATTANT

    BY PIERRE LAFOLIE, MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV KINGWOOD TULIPWOOD AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY SECRÉTAIRE À ABATTANT
    BY PIERRE LAFOLIE, MID-18TH CENTURY
    Inlaid overall with flowers within foliate cartouches with a moulded serpentine top over two short conforming and concave-fronted drawers, the fall-front enclosing a burgundy and gilt-tooled leather lined writing surface, the serpentine shaped shelves over four compartmentalised drawers veneered a quatre faces, the two lower doors enclose four further drawers and a low shelf, above a shaped apron with scrolling rocaille mount, splayed feet and foliate scroll sabots, stamped 'LAFOLIE'
    40½ in. (136 cm.) high; 45 in. (114 cm) wide; 15¾ in (40 cm.) deep


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    Pierre Lafolie maitre 1755

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