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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 354

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, SYCAMORE, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT

    STAMPED TWICE 'L.BOUDIN' AND TWICE 'JME', LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, SYCAMORE, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
    STAMPED TWICE 'L.BOUDIN' AND TWICE 'JME', LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The rectangular grey and red marble top with outset corners above the fall-front decorated with a bureau plat with reading utensils and vases of flowers below drapery, enclosing a fitted tulipwood interior with four short drawers and three pigeon-holes, above a long drawer with numerous vessels, flanked by pilasters with simulated fluting and the sides with cube parquetry, on square tapering legs with inset corners and conforming later feet, mounts probably original and regilt, the top inscribed in black ink JP 'Ro sans ...', the marble broken in several places
    44 in. (102 cm.) high, 38 in. (97 cm.) wide, 14 in. (37 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, Anonymous sale, 21st October 2005, lot 204
    Mary S. Harkness; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 17 - 19 January
    1951, lot 847.