A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY BUREAU DE DAME AND CARTONNIER
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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY BUREAU DE DAME AND CARTONNIER

LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY BUREAU DE DAME AND CARTONNIER
LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The arched bombé cartonnier surmounted by a cloudbourne torch-bearing putto and cockerel, above a clock with white-enamelled dial with Roman and Arabic numerals and signed BRINDEAU/A PARIS, above eight gilt-tooled green leather fronted drawers with scroll handles, the sides and back with floral marquetry panels with berried-acanthus frames, atop a shaped-square similarly inlaid top and serpentine frieze, fronted by a fall-front frieze drawer fitted with a leather-covered writing surface and two interior drawers, on cabriole legs headed by pierced-acanthus clasps running to rocaille sabots
83 in. (211 cm.) high, overall
The bureau: 35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 33½ in. (85 cm.) wide; 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

A bureau with closely related bombé cartonnier fitted with a clock, signed by Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener sold Christie's, New York, 28 April 1999, lot 291 ($63,000). A further example, by Boudet, is illustrated in D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siècle, 1984, p. 95.

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