• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 618

    A NAPOLEON III GILT-COMPOSITION-MOUNTED EBONISED BUREAU PLAT

    BY BEFORT PERE, CIRCA 1850-70

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    A NAPOLEON III GILT-COMPOSITION-MOUNTED EBONISED BUREAU PLAT
    BY BEFORT PERE, CIRCA 1850-70
    The shaped rectangular top with red leather-lined top, above three frieze drawers, on cabriole legs, stamped 'Befort Pere', losses to sabot and mounts
    31 in. (78.5 cm.) high; 49¼ in. (125 cm.) wide; 29¾ in. (75.5 cm.) deep


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    Of Belgian origin, Jean-Baptiste Befort (1783-1840) settled in Paris and established his atelier in the faubourg Saint-Honoré in 1817. During the reign of Louis-Philippe he obtained several commissions to supply furniture for the refurbished apartments of the duc d'Orléans in the pavillon de Marsan at the Tuileries.

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