Marquetry and Ormolu Bureau Plat
Marquetry and Ormolu Bureau Plat
Marquetry and Ormolu Bureau Plat
Marquetry and Ormolu Bureau Plat
Marquetry and Ormolu Bureau Plat

After CHARLES CRESSENT (1685-1768)

Marquetry and Ormolu Bureau Plat

1880 France

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Constructed after a model by Charles Cressent, in purpleheart, and dressed with fine ormolu mounts, and marquetry inlaid; of freestanding serpentine rectangular form, rising from foliate sabot shod cabriole legs, terminating in ormolu ‘espagnolettes’; ormolu Bacchic masks to the four sides, with an ormolu stiff leaf cast platform guard edge strip to the platform, with kingwood banding enclosing the inlaid foliate marquetry reserve; the writing surface having a tooled tan Morocco leather inset.
French, Circa 1880
Excellent
Pierre Kjellberg's ‘Le Mobilier Français du 18e Sieclé’ shows a rectangular bureau plat by Cressent of very similar form, on pp227.
Dimensions
Height 77.00 cm (30.31 inches)
Width 141.00 cm (55.51 inches)
Depth 87.00 cm (34.25 inches)
Stock Code
8795
Medium
purpleheart, ormolu mounts, marquetry, leather
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