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    Sale 7614

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    24 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, FRUITWOOD AND GREEN-STAINED MARQUETRY CENTRE-TABLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO BESSIÉ ET CIE., THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, FRUITWOOD AND GREEN-STAINED MARQUETRY CENTRE-TABLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO BESSIÉ ET CIE., THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The shaped top inlaid with a central medallion depicting a girl feeding a donkey within a foliate cartouche of birds, dogs and insects surrounded by an outer border of summer-flowers and gadrooned rim, above a similarly inlaid serpentine frieze fronted by a drawer, on cabriole legs headed by a crowned female herm and terminating in scrolled sabots
    31 in. (79 cm.) high; 60 in. (153 cm.) wide; 37 in. (94 cm.) deep


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    The Parisien firm of Bassié et Cie., fabrique d'ébénisterie de luxe, exhibited at the Paris 1855 Exposition Universelle and their premises are recorded at 14 St. Claude Marais.

    On the original receipt, dated 30 July 1859, which accompanies this lot, it is described as 'Une Grande Table de Salon avec tiroir, style Louis XV en Bois de Rose & Marqueteries de bois a Fleurs Mosaiques, ayant en Millieu représentant en Paysage avec sujets Divers' and listed as being supplied to a Monsieur Henry B Beaumarchais for a cost of 350 francs including packing and transport.

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