6 December 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 8,750
Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT
BY FRANÇOIS-IGNACE PAPST, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The rectangular gilt-tooled green leather-lined moulded top above three frieze drawers, the central one adorned with palmette mounts, the right drawer fitted with a quadripartite tray and a hinged coffre, the sides with green leather-lined sliding trays and mounted with a floral patera, the reverse with simulated drawers, on cabriole monopodi legs headed by foliate mounts and terminating in paw feet, above cylindrical blocks joined by stretchers mounted with flowerheads, the underside stamped 'F.J. PAPST', escutcheon to central drawer missing
30¾ in. (78 cm) high; 63¾ in. (162 cm.) wide; 35 in. (89 cm) deep
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François Ignace Papst, maître in 1785.
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