20 April 2007
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION
A CHARLES X ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND BOIS CITRONNIER SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
CIRCA 1825, LARGELY REMOUNTED
The rectangular marble top with rounded corners above a mahogany-lined frieze drawer with central lyre mount issuing scrolling foliage and a floral garland handle over a fall-front reversing to a leather-lined writing surface and enclosing a long drawer over a large mirror-back compartment with a bois clair interior with ormolu-mounted columnar supports, above a configuration of four short mahogany-lined drawers flanking a locking drawer, over a pair of cupboard doors mounted with a central laurel divide and enclosing two locking drawers, on a conforming leaf-tip-mounted plinth base, interior column mounts original, other mounts largely Restauration period and associated
58¼ in. (148 cm.) high, 38 in. (96.5 cm.) wide, 17 in. (43 cm.) deep
The Honorable Mrs. Reginald Fellowes.
Private Collection, Paris.
with The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York.
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