16 December 1999
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND KINGWOOD BUREAU PLAT
By Pierre Roussel
The serpentine rectangular top inset with a gilt-tooled red leather writing-surface and moulded border above three shaped quarter-veneered drawers to the front and three simulated drawers to the back, the sides further embellished with pierced C-scroll foliate mounts above cabriole legs headed by foliate mounts centred by a cabochon and terminating in upswept foliate sabots, partially remounted, stamped 'P.ROUS...'
33 in. (78 cm.) high; 66 in. (170 cm.) wide; 34 in. (87.5 cm.) deep
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