A Louis XIV style ormolu-mounted cut brass-inlaid tortoiseshell and ebony-veneered 'Boulle' meuble d'appui
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A Louis XIV style ormolu-mounted cut brass-inlaid tortoiseshell and ebony-veneered 'Boulle' meuble d'appui

AFTER THE MODEL BY ANDRÉ-CHARLES BOULLE, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A Louis XIV style ormolu-mounted cut brass-inlaid tortoiseshell and ebony-veneered 'Boulle' meuble d'appui
After the model by André-Charles Boulle, Last quarter 19th Century
The rectangular breakfront top above an egg-and-dart arcaded frieze, the front with a central door headed by a Bacchic mask flanked by scrolled acanthus, above a figure of Ceres, flanked by a pair of doors each applied to the upper inner corner with a putto suspending a laurel pendant, above a shell-cast escutcheon and strapwork centred by a bearded mask, the interior fitted with four shelves, the sides mounted with bearded masks, on tapering spirally-fluted and toupie feet
64 in. (162.5 cm.) high; 72½ in. (184 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

The composition of this armoire derives from that of the two famous armoires à régulateurs by André-Charles Boulle, which feature as the first number in the inventory after the death of Boulle in 1732 (Jean-Pierre Samoyault, André-Charles Boulle et sa famille, Genève, 1979).

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