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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 324

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS SATINE BONHEUR DU JOUR

    CIRCA 1780, BY LEONARD BOUDIN

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    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS SATINE BONHEUR DU JOUR
    CIRCA 1780, BY LEONARD BOUDIN
    The shaped grey and white marble top with three quarter gallery above a single drawer and leather-lined fall-front writing surface, the underside of top drawer marked 1339 in blue chalk, stamped 'L.BOUDIN' to base
    41 ½ in. (105.4 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) wide, 13 in. (33 cm.) deep


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    Léonard Boudin, maître in 1761.

    An almost identical Bonheur du jour by Nicolas Petit (maître in 1765) is illustrated in Collection Conaissance des Arts: French Cabinetmakers of the Eighteenth Century, 1963, pp. 206-207.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's New York, 26 October 1994, lot 137.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's New York, 22 May 2002, lot 390.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTOR