• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED, CUT-BRASS-INLAID TORTOISESHELL, EBONY AND EBONISED 'BOULLE' WRITING-TABLE

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED, CUT-BRASS-INLAID TORTOISESHELL, EBONY AND EBONISED 'BOULLE' WRITING-TABLE
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular top inset with a gilt-tooled tan leather writing-surface, above a lambrequin centred frieze flanked to the front by two sprung drawers, on cabriole legs headed by bearded masks running to scroll feet
    28 in. (71 cm.) high; 42 in. (107 cm.) wide; 23¾ in. (60.5 cm.) deep


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