1 October 2002
A French ormolu-mounted Boulle and ebonised glazed bibliothèque
By Charles-Guillaume Diehl, Circa 1880
Surmounted by a serpentine pediment centred by a foliate cartouche, flanked to each side by a finial, above a pair of glazed doors, the interior fitted with three adjustable shelves, the sides each with glazed panels, above a serpentine plinth centred by a grotesque mask; the lockplate inscribed Diehl, rue Michel Le Comte, 19, Paris.
100 in. (254 cm.) high; 51 in. (130 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep
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For a note on Diehl, please see lot 315.
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