A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT
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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT

BY JEAN-BAPTISTE HEDOUIN

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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT
By Jean-Baptiste Hedouin
The moulded rectangular serpentine top with a gilt-tooled green leather-lined writing-surface, above three frieze drawers to one side and three simulated frieze drawers to the other, on cabriole legs headed by foliate and S-scrolled clasps and terminating in foliate sabots, on brass castors, stamped 'JB HEDOUIN' and 'EHB', restorations to veneers, largely remounted, with 19th Century English locks stamped 'PATENT'
29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 495/8 in. (126 cm.) wide; 291/8 in. (74 cm.) deep
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

Jean-Baptiste Hedouin, maître in 1738

This bureau plat is stamped by Jean-Baptiste Hedouin of the rue Traversiere-Saint-Antoine. His stamp has also featured alongside that of his celebrated brother-in-law Pierre Migeon (d.1758), probably acting as marchand-ébéniste, who was employed by Louis XV's Garde-Meuble.
The brand is that of Edward Holmes Baldock (d.1845), who traded as 'Antique Furniture and Ornamental China Dealer' from 1808-1844, and was patronised by George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria. His brand 'EHB' also features on a bureau plat supplied in 1841 to the Duke of Buccleuch (see G. de Bellaigue, 'Edward Holmes Baldock', Connoisseur, September 1975, p. 25, fig. 15).
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