Description

    A FRENCH LOUIS XV STYLE KINGWOOD BUREAU PLAT AND ASSOCIATED CHAIR WITH GILT BRONZE MOUNTS
    Unknown maker, Paris, France, circa 1900
    Marks to lock plate: BAYLE & PIERRE, 58 R. TROUSSEAU, PARIS
    Bureau Plat: 31-1/2 x 69-1/4 x 39 inches (80.0 x 175.9 x 99.1 cm)

    Provenance:
    Ray and Clare Stern Estate

    The bureau plat with shaped rectangular top inset with gilt-tooled brown leather writing surface, veneered in kingwood with gilt bronze stringing and mounts, three frieze drawers to one side and three false drawers to reverse, on cabriole legs headed with female bust with feathered head piece running to foliate cast sabots terminating in lion's paw, side panels with central female mask adorned with grapevines; caned kingwood armchair with fruitwood stringing and gilt bronze mounts and banding at edges, cabriole leg headed by female bust running to foliate scroll sabot, back crest with central foliated crest, arms terminating in foliate spiral.




    Condition Report*:

    bureau plat: gilt mount missing from front edge to left of far right drawer (identical mount in intact to reverse), some loss of gilt to bronze, wear to leather surface; chair: some loss of veneer to left side at arm and arm block

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