DescriptionA Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Mounted Boulle Marquetry and Lacquered Wood Bonheur du Jour, late 19th century
50-1/2 h x 29-1/4 w x 20 inches deep (128.3 x 74.3 x 50.8 cm)
Note: Because this item contains parts or products of a wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife rules require that we not release this lot for shipping across state lines (Texas buyers only). Please review Terms & Conditions of Auction Paragraphs 36A - 36C and familiarize yourself with applicable conditions and laws before bidding. The desk having black lacquered wood throughout, boullework panels to doors, drawers, deck, and trim, surmounted by gilt bronze gallery gating on Mansard-style top, gilt bronze putti figures to corners of case near doors, case sides with lion and foliate mounts, front apron concealing drawer, continuing down to putti mounts to leg shoulders, cabriole legs terminating on gilt bronze sabots.
Age-related cracking to wood and boulle, some warping and losses to boulle, loose trim, rubbing to mounts, light regluing, brass trim to boulle loose but present, scuffing to feet, scattered chipping to wood, writing surface with deep scratch to wood and leather; lot includes key.
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