• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 398

    AN ITALIAN WALNUT AND BURR WALNUT BUREAU

    VENETO, MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN WALNUT AND BURR WALNUT BUREAU
    VENETO, MID-18TH CENTURY
    The slant front opening to reveal an interior fitted with drawers flanking a central door and writing well, above three drawers and on cabriole legs, the feet extensively restored and drawers to interior later
    42¼ in. (107 cm.) high, 63½ in. (161 cm.) wide, 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    The distinctive serpentine rest for the slant front along with the matched, figured burr walnut marquetry panels within darker banded borders are typical of furniture from the Veneto. Related commodes and bureaux of the same form and marquetry can been seen in C. Santini, Mille Mobile Veneti, Modena, 2002, plates 91, 107 and 135.