25 February 1999,
Price realised GBP 11,500
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A pair of English ormolu-mounted ebonised, burr maple, tulipwood-crossbanded and Sevres-pattern porcelain-mounted bonheur-du-jours
The superstrucutre with a pierced three-quarter brass gallery, above a mirrored central aperture flanked by a pair of cupboard doors each with an oval Svres-pattern portrait medallion, the lower part with a rectangular top above a frieze inset with a repeating circular roundels incorporating Svres-pattern flower medallions, fitted with a central drawer with a leather-lined sliding top and flanked to each side by a further drawer, above two shelves and a mirrored back, the front legs with Svres-pattern flower medallions, on bun feet.
53 in. (135 cm.) wide; 59 in. (152 cm.) high; 22 in. (57 cm.) deep (2)
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Two virtually identical bonheur-du-jours are illustrated, one in C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, Woodbridge, 1981, p. 313, ill. 961; another in G. Wannenes, Mobili di Francia, L'Ottocento, Milano, 1987, p. 160, ill. 340.
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