1 November 2001
A Napoleon III red Boulle contre-partie bureau plat
By Jeandon, Circa 1860
The serpentine top centred by a gilt-tooled burgundy leather writing-surface, within a scrolling foliate frame, flanked to each corner by a foliate cartouche, each side centred by a grotesque mask, the front fitted with a drawer, on four cabriole legs, each headed by a winged female caryatid, on acanthus and paw feet, the carcass stamped JEANDON four times
29 in. (74 cm.) high; 39 in. (99 cm.) wide; 24¾ in. (63 cm.) deep
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Jeandon, a dealer and cabinetmaker specialised in marquetry, established his business at Boulevard Bourdon in 1842.
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