18 - 19 April 2012
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD BUREAU PLAT
BY JEAN-CHARLES ELLAUME, CIRCA 1745, LARGELY REMOUNTED
The shaped rectangular top with brass-bound edge and later tooled leather writing surface above a serpentine case fitted with three drawers and opposing sham drawers, the sides with applied figural and strapwork mounts, on cabriole legs mounted with cabochon chutes and foliate sabots, stamped ELLAUME under left drawer, the drawer bottoms stamped IW
30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high, 63 in. (160 cm.) wide, 28 in. (71 cm.) deep
Acquired from Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York, 5 January 1965.
Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 21 October 1997, lot 155.
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Jean-Charles Ellaume, maître in 1754.
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