A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED PARQUETRY AND MARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED PARQUETRY AND MARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT
In the manner of Jean Henri Riesener, last quarter 19th Century

The rectangular top inset with a gilt-tooled green leather writing surface, above three frieze drawers, the sides each with a pull-out slide above a projecting panel, the canted angles headed by foliate cast mounts, on square tapering legs, with foliate cast sabots
67in. (170cm.) wide; 31in. (78.5cm.) high; 33½in. (85cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 2 July 1981, lot 75.

Lot Essay

This bureau plat, in the Louis XVI style, bears similarities to that of a bureau plat supplied by J-H. Riesener for Madame Sophie de France (d. 1782), the sixth daughter of Louis XV, to Versailles in 1779. It was sold in these Rooms 1st December, 1983, lot 34.
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