26 February 1998
A French ormolu-mounted mahogany bombe bureau de dame
Attributed to Emanuel Zwiener, Paris, Late 19th Century
The upper part of serpentine outline, with two central compartments and flanked to each side by a pair of small drawers, the lower section fitted with a pull-out writing slide with gilt-tooled tan-coloured leather inset, above a central drawer, stamped to the underside ZWIENER and flanked to the right side by a deep drawer with a coffre-fort and a small compartmented tray and to the left with two small drawers, on square shaped slender legs each headed by a Bacchic mask clasp, on scrolled claw sabots
47¼ in. (120 cm.) wide; 40½ in. (103 cm.) high; 17 in. (43 cm.) deep
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