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A NAPOLEON III BOULLE BUREAU MAZARIN
A NAPOLEON III BOULLE BUREAU MAZARIN

OF LOUIS XIV STYLE, CIRCA 1860

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A NAPOLEON III BOULLE BUREAU MAZARIN
Of Louis XIV style, circa 1860
Inlaid in première partie, the rectangular top, front, back and sides inlaid with a tortoiseshell, cut-brass and pewter design in the Bérain style, above a central frieze drawer with a kneehole cupboard door below, flanked on each side by three drawers, the reverse with simulated drawers, the sides with tirettes, flanked on each side by square-section scrolled brackets, on scrolled feet joined by x-shaped stretchers to each side, on eight paw feet, restorations
60 1/4 in. (153 cm) wide, 32 1/4 in. (82 cm) deep, 30 1/4 in. (67 cm) high

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This bureau mazarin is based on the model by André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732) and upon the decorative designs of Jean I Bérain (1640-1711) Dessinateur de la chambre et du cabinet du Roi, many of which are illustrated in T. A. Strange, French Interiors, Furniture and Decorations during the 17th and 18th Centuries, London, 1950, pp. 90-112.

A similar bureau mazarin of this form was sold anonymously, Christie's London, 14 May 1998, lot 28.
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