22 October 2013
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT
The double serpentine top inset with gilt-tooled beige leather, the frieze with three drawers and three opposing sham drawers, inlaid with lozenge parquetry, each side with a scrollwork cartouche, the underside with white chalk 8532, the mounts stamped multiple times with the 'C' couronné poinçon
29½ in. (75 cm.) high, 76 in. (193 cm.) wide, 37¾ in. (96 cm.) deep
Acquired from Galerie Aveline, Paris, in 1985.
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The C couronné poinçon, which is stamped on mounts to this bureau plat, was a tax mark applied in France to alloys containing copper between March 1745 and February 1749.
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