22 March 2001
A French ormolu-mounted stained-marquetry, parquetry and tulipwood console desserte
By Henry Nelson, Circa 1920
Surmounted by a 'D'-shaped bleu Turquin marble top, above a frieze with flower garlands, the front fitted with a drawer, on four circular tapering legs, joined by a lower shelf surmounted by a three-quarter pierced gallery, on foliate sabots; the carcass stamped H. NELSON under the marble top
35¼ in. (89.5 cm.) high; 41½ in. (105.5 cm.) wide; 16½ in. (42 cm.) deep
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Nelson established his business 46, rue de la Madelaine in 1856. His son Henri relocated the shop 79, boulevard Haussmann; 2, rue Tronson-du-Coudray; and finally 27, rue Pasquier in 1870. The business continues to this day.
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