17 - 18 December 1998
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BUREAU A GRADIN
With galleried superstructure above four central drawers and open compartment flanked by pilasters and cupboards, above a leather-lined slide and frieze drawer and arched apron flanked by deep drawers, on scroll supports headed with anthemia and on paw feet, on stretcher supports mounted with pierced anthemia and rosettes, stamped 'JACOB · D · R · MESLEE'
50 in. (127 cm.) high; 57 in. (144.8 cm.) wide; 29 in. (73.7 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale, Christie's New York, 23 May 1995, lot 133.
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The stamp is that of François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter and Georges Jacob in use from 1803-1813.
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