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    Sale 7816

    Le Grand Goût - A Private European Collection

    17 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT

    IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, BY WASSMUS FRÈRES, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT
    IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, BY WASSMUS FRÈRES, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular top with eared corners and inset with a tooled green leather writing surface, above an alternating foliate and fluted frieze centred to both sides with a Mercury sunburst mask, the front fitted with a drawer with drop-down flap, the interior lined with a leather writing surface and fitted with four drawers and two pigeon-holes, on tapering fluted legs and capped feet; the underside stamped twice 'WASSMUS'
    32 in. (81.3 cm.) high; 51½ in. (131 cm.) wide; 29½ in. (75 cm.) deep


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