31 March 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT
BY BERNARD MOLITOR, LATE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ADAPTED FROM A CYLINDER BUREAU
With inset brown tooled leather top above a writing slide to each and an arrangement of drawers, the right drawer fitted with a coffre fort, the reverse with false drawers, on tapering fluted legs, stamped B. MOLITOR to front rail
29 ½ in. (75 cm.) high, 57 in. (145 cm.) wide, 28 ¼ in. (72 cm.) deep
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Bernard Molitor, maître in 1787.
Acquired from Grognot-Joinel & Cie., Paris, in 1954.
Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.
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