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This unusual writing desk has a bombé shaped cartonnier (an ornamental box for papers usually for placing on a desk), surmounted by a gilt-bronze putto and a cockerel. The top section is inset with a clock above eight tooled green leather fronted drawers with scroll handles, the shaped sides and back finely inlaid with marquetry panels. The lower section has a fall-front frieze drawer with leather writing surface, opening to two small interior drawers. It is supported by four cabriole legs with fine gilt-bronze acanthus mounts.
The distinctive shape and form of the cartonnier bears close comparison to a Louis XV style bureau by Joseph Emanuel Zwiener which also incorporates eight leather fronted drawers but is surmounted by a pair of gilt bronze putti and a hound. A further related bureau and cartonnier by Boudet is illustrated by D. Ledoux-Lebard in her book Le Mobilier Francais du XIXe Siecle, p. 95.
|Height||210.00 cm||(82.68 inches)|
|Width||85.00 cm||(33.46 inches)|
|Depth||82.00 cm||(32.28 inches)|