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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 62

    AN EMPIRE BRASS-MOUNTED ACAJOU MOUCHETE AND MAHOGANY DEMI-LUNE CARD-AND TEA-TABLE

    BY BERNARD MOLITOR, CIRCA 1810

    Price Realised  

    AN EMPIRE BRASS-MOUNTED ACAJOU MOUCHETE AND MAHOGANY DEMI-LUNE CARD-AND TEA-TABLE
    BY BERNARD MOLITOR, CIRCA 1810
    With triple-flap top, the lowest lined with green baize, above a panel frieze with one drawer, on chamfered tapering legs and brass caps and castors stamped 'HORN', the drawer stamped 'B MOLITOR' with 'Madame Guibourt' inscribed in pencil
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 42½ in. (108 cm.) wide; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep


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    This or a very closely related table à jeux circulaire is illustrated in U. Leben, Molitor, Ebéniste New York, 1992, p.199, cat. no. 118. Leben's comprehensive research on Bernard Molitor (d. 1833) demonstrates the diversity of the oeuvre of this talented German-born Ebébniste.

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    Provenance

    Madame Guibourt.