17 - 18 November 1999
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND AMARANTH BUREAU PLAT
Stamped C.TOPINO JME, Circa 1770
The rectangular leather-inset top with crossbanded edge above three short frieze drawers reversing to sham drawers, the drawer fronts and sides within a leaf border, the drawers set with cartouche-shaped lock plates, the corners mounted with drapery, on square tapering legs with brass caps, the leather replaced
29in. (73.5cm.) high, 51in. (129.5cm.) wide, 25in. (65cm.) deep
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Charles Topino, matre in 1773.
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