12 December 2002
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, FRUITWOOD AND MARQUETRY TABLE EN CHIFFONNIERE
By Charles Topino
The oval top galleried top decorated with a central reserve of flowers and banded with interlaced berried laurel leaves, above a frieze inalid with trellis parquetry enclosing flowerheads with a fitted writing drawer, raised on rectangular supports joined by a brocatelle d'Espagne marble medial shelf, above cabriole legs ending with leaf-tip cast ormolu sabots, stamped C. TOPINO and JME, the shelf probably originally with marquetry, the tops of the back of the legs with unexplained amaranth facing filets
28¼in. (71.75cm.) high, 21½in. (54.5cm.) wide, 14½in. (37cm.) deep
Acquired from Kraemer, Paris, 8 November 1955.
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Charles Topino, born circa 1735, received maître 1773.
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