25 March 1999,
Price realised GBP 52,100
GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD SERPENTINE AND PARQUETRY BUREAU-PLAT
By Jacques Dubois
The moulded and shaped rectangular top with brown leather writing-surface above an inverted breakfront frieze with three drawers to the front and three simulated drawers to the reverse, with pierced foliate handles, the sides with dipped apron and pierced foliate mounts on hipped tapering cabriole legs headed by pierced scrolling foliate mounts, sabot feet, stamped to the left apron 'JME. I. DUBOIS', largely remounted, one central drawer mount stamped once with a C couronn poinon
31 in. (79.5 cm.) high; 64 in. (163 cm.) wide; 32 in. (81.5 cm.) deep
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Jacques Dubois, matre on 5 September 1742.
A similar bureau plat by Dubois with different mounts, is illustrated in P. Kjellberg Le Mobilier Franais du XVIII sicle, Paris 1989, p. 273.
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