28 October 1999
A French rosewood and marquetry Bonheur du Jour
In the Style of Charles Topino, Circa 1880
Decorated all-over with marquetry depicting porcelain items, the supper-structure surmounted by a three-quarter pierced gallery, above six drawers, the three lower lockplates each inscribed HAND MADE SECURE TWO LEVER LOCK, above a shaped rectangular surface, with a guilloche frieze, the front fitted with a velevt-lined pull-out writting surface above a drawer, the l;ockplate inscribed SECURE LEVER, on four cabriole legs, each headed by a satyr mask, joined by a shaped rectangular lower shelf, on paw feet
38 in. (96.5 cm.) high; 29 in. (74 cm.) wide; 19 in. (50 cm.) deep
The Riddell Family, Cheeseburn Grange, Stamfordham, Northumberland, Sold on the premises by Anderson & Garland, 3 & 4 June 1975, lot 637, bought by the present vendor.
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The table is reputed to have been purchased in Paris, probably from one of the International Exhibitions of the time.
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