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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, SYCAMORE, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY BUREAU A CYLINDRE
PROPERTY FROM AN OHIO ESTATE (LOTS 134-205)
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, SYCAMORE, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY BUREAU A CYLINDRE

AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, BY ALFRED BEURDELEY, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, SYCAMORE, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY BUREAU A CYLINDRE AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, BY ALFRED BEURDELEY, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY The rectangular galleried top inlaid wth lozenge parquetry, above a cylinder roll-top centered wth a ribbon-tied medallion inlaid with a musical trophy, the interior fitted with two pairs of drawers and two pigeon holes above a retractable writing slide, the sides inlaid with lozenge parquetry above a bas relief cast with cavorting putti, over a breakfront frieze set with a long drawer and flanking short drawers, on square tapering legs with acanthus-sheathed sabots, the underside of the case stamped A BEURDELEY A PARIS 41¼ in. (104 .8 cm.) high, 45 1/8 in. (115 cm.) wide, 25½ in. (64.7 cm.) deep
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A Private Collection: Volume II, Sotheby's, New York, 19 April 2007, lot 91.

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Interestingly, a bureau à cylindre of identical dimension and description was sold in the 1895 sale of Beurdeley's atelier. While the Beurdeley family purchased a number of pieces from the landmark auction, designated in the catalogue with the letter 'B', this similar (if not the same) bureau was purchased by a member of the Rothschild family.

For a note on Jean-Henri Riesener's bureau à cylindre, please see lot 208.

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