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A LARGE ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT
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A LARGE ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT

IN THE MANNER OF CHARLES CRESSENT, CIRCA 1890

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A LARGE ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND MAHOGANY BUREAU PLAT
In the manner of Charles Cressent, Circa 1890
Of serpentine bombé form, the top inset with a black leather writing surface, above a central drawer applied with rocaille decoration, flanked on each side by a deep drawer applied with music-making putti and a dancing dog, framed within acanthus, with similarly decorated reverse, the sides each with a monkey on a rope swing held by two putti, the angles headed by espagnolettes, on tapering legs and heavy acanthus-wrapped scroll feet, the front right espagnolette bearing the inscription F. Linke
33¾ in. (85.7 cm.) high; 83½ in. (212 cm.) wide; 40½ in. (102.4 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

With its distinctive child and monkey mounts and sumptuous espagnolette-headed angles, the design for the present bureau plat derives from the commodes au singe made circa 1745 by the celebrated ébéniste, Charles Cressent (d. 1768).
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