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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, BURR-WALNUT, SYCAMORE, EBONY, JAPANESE LACQUER AND AVENTURINE SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
PROPERTY FROM AN OHIO ESTATE (LOTS 134-205)
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, BURR-WALNUT, SYCAMORE, EBONY, JAPANESE LACQUER AND AVENTURINE SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT

BY ALFRED BEURDELEY, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, BURR-WALNUT, SYCAMORE, EBONY, JAPANESE LACQUER AND AVENTURINE SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT BY ALFRED BEURDELEY, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY The rectangular brocatelle jaune de Jura marble top above a scrolled-acanthus and musical putti-mounted frieze fronted by a spring-activated drawer, the fall-front centered with a gilt-lacquer panel decorated with figures beside palm trees, opening to a gilt-tooled leather writing surface and an ebony-veneered interior fitted with four drawers and central recess, the angles mounted with basket-bearing caryatids, the sides with rectangular lacquer panels of landscapes, the lower section with similarly lacquered sides and central drawer fronted by a festooned urn, on fluted front legs and square paneled rear legs, joined by a pierced stretcher, on tapering frond-cast feet, the reverse stamped A BEURDELEY A PARIS three times 51½ in. (131 cm.) high; 28 in. (71 cm.) wide; 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
A Private Collection: Volume II, Sotheby's, New York, 19 April 2007, lot 184.

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An unsigned example of this model, with different lacquer panels, sold Christie's, London, 30 September 2004.

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