19 April 2016
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND SATINÉ PARQUETRY BUREAU DE DAME
BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LÉON MESSAGÉ, PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The rectangular ormolu-molded top with a gilt-tooled brown leather writing surface, above a shaped frieze centered with a 'crab-like' acanthus clasp and flanked by further drawers, the reverse with similar faux drawers, with C-scrolled and foliated handles, on foliate-hipped cabriole legs with acanthus-cast sabots, the reverse of the clasps incised 'FL'
29 ¼ (74.3 cm.) high, 47 ½ in. (120.7 cm.) wide, 28 ¾ in. (73 cm.) deep
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