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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1360

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT

    BY BERNARD MOLITOR, LATE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ADAPTED FROM A CYLINDER BUREAU

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    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.

    Provenance

    Acquired from Grognot-Joinel & Cie., Paris, in 1954.
    Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.