AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED BUREAU CABINET-ON-STAND
AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED BUREAU CABINET-ON-STAND
AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED BUREAU CABINET-ON-STAND
AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED BUREAU CABINET-ON-STAND
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AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED BUREAU CABINET-ON-STAND

VIENNA, CIRCA 1870

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AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED EBONY AND EBONISED BUREAU CABINET-ON-STAND
VIENNA, CIRCA 1870
The balustrade over two doors set with painted enamel panels depicting mythological scenes and opening to a fitted interior set with three drawers mounted with further painted panels, above a drop-front desk with tooled black leather writing surface and two drawers flanking a central pigeon hole, over a frieze drawer, the border panel to the left side of the fall front signed 'FB', raised on four legs joined by a stretcher centred by a patinated-bronze seated putto
71 ½ in. (182 cm.) high; 42 in. (107 cm.) wide; 27 ½ in. (70 cm.) deep
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Two similar cabinets have recently appeared at auction: the first from the collection of Maria Felix sold Christie’s, New York, 17-18 July 2007, lot 401 ($132,000) and the second sold Christie’s, New York, 18-19 April 2012, lot 428 ($98,500). A third is illustrated in C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, Woodbridge, 1981, p. 142.

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