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A French ormolu-mounted 'Boulle' and ebonised bureau plat

IN THE RÉGENCE STYLE, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A French ormolu-mounted 'Boulle' and ebonised bureau plat
In the Régence style, Last quarter 19th Century
The rectangular top inset with a tan leather and gilt-tooled writing surface, above three frieze drawers, the sides each centred with a Bacchic mask, on shaped scrolled legs headed by a satyr mask, on scrolled acanthus-cast feet, the brass lock-plates stamped Portois & Fix Wien 802
64in. (162.5cm.) wide; 31in. (78.7cm.) high; 31¾in. (80.7cm.) deep

Lot Essay

A bureau plat of this form, attributed to André-Charles Boulle, is illustrated in Decorative Arts - A catalogue summary of the Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1993, p. 48.
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