19 October 2006
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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS CITRONNIER, GREEN-STAINED AND PARQUETRY BONHEUR DU JOUR
CIRCA 1775, STAMPED TWICE 'G DESTER' AND ONCE 'JME'
Inlaid overall with flower-filled trellis parquetry, the rectangular superstructure with three-quarter pierced gallery over a pair of doors and a pair of short drawers, the right drawer fitted for ink, sand and writing implements, the lower section with a hinged top revealing a leather-lined writing surface and a mahogany-lined interior with a pair of sliding compartments, on paterae-headed tapering legs joined by a rectangular galleried undertier, with square sabots, stamped to the right side beneath case
41¾ in. (106 cm.) high, 25¾ in. (65.5 cm.) wide, 16 in. (41 cm.) deep
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Godefroy Dester, maître in 1774.
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