3 - 5 June 2004
AN ITALIAN PALE BLUE AND WHITE-PAINTED BUREAU-CABINET
With an arched cresting above a pair of mirrored arched doors enclosing a later fitted interior with numerous small drawers and pigeon-holes centered by an arched prospect door, the bombé case with a slant lid enclosing a fitted interior with a well above three serpentine drawers on bracket feet decorated through-out with chinoiseries, flower sprays and foliage enclosed by rocaille, losses and restorations to decoration, lacking finials
93½ in. (237.5 cm.) high, 45 in. (11.5 cm.) wide, 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep
with Tony Duquette, Los Angeles, 1954.
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The overall form and decoration of this bureau-cabinet relates to an 18th Century example pictured in G. Morazzoni, Il Mobile Veneziano Del Settecento, Milan, 1958, title page.
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