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A Louis XV style ormolu-mounted kingwood bureau plat

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A Louis XV style ormolu-mounted kingwood bureau plat

BY KRIEGER, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A Louis XV style ormolu-mounted kingwood bureau plat By Krieger, Paris, Late 19th century The rectangular top inset with a tan-coloured gilt-tooled leather writing-surface, each angle with a shell clasp mount, the front with three frieze drawers, the central drawer with label to the top inscribed KRIEGER/PARIS, the back with similar simulated drawers, the sides each centred by a female mask within scrolling foliage, on cabriole legs each headed by a lion's mask, on scrolling acanthus-cast feet 31½ in. (80 cm.) high; 69½ in. (177 cm.) wide; 36¼ in. (92 cm.) deep
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The Maison Krieger was established in 1826 by Antoine Krieger and his brother Nicolas, with premises at 17, rue Saint-Nicolas, Paris. Changing address several times, the firm became known as Antoine Krieger & Cie in 1850 and moved to 76, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine in 1853. On Krieger's death in 1856, the company passed to his sons-in-law and became Cosse-Racault et Cie. Finally, after further name changes, it became Damon & Cie circa 1880, and moved to 74, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine. The company produced and exhibited furniture in many styles, both copying and creating modern interpretations of eighteenth century and Empire designs.

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