• The Collection of a Lady - Mag auction at Christies

    Sale 7827

    The Collection of a Lady - Magnificent French Furniture, Savonnerie, Sèvres Porcelain, Silver and Chinese Works of Art

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 599

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT

    CIRCA 1745, POSSIBLY GERMAN

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT
    CIRCA 1745, POSSIBLY GERMAN
    The serpentine top inset with gilt-tooled red leather, above three drawers with three false drawers to the reverse mounted with rocaille and foliate scrolls, on cabriole legs headed by rocaille and C-scrolls, terminating in sabots, largely re-mounted, restorations
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 64 in. (163 cm.) wide; 29 in. (74 cm.) deep


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    The extensive use of elm as a secondary wood in the construction of this bureau plat points to a possible Saxon origin.

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