9034 A FINE EBONIZED AND GILT BRONZE MOUNTED BUREAU PLAT OF UNUSUAL PROPORTIONS IN THE ANTIQUARIAN TASTE French. Second Half Of The Nineteenth Century. Measurements: Height: 29 3/4″ (76cm) Width: 56″ (142cm) Depth: 24″ (61cm)
Of ebonized wood with gilt bronze mounts. The rectangular top inset with a purple velvet panel and encased with a gilt bronze moulded edge, the paneled frieze fitted with three drawers to the front, each edged with gilt bronze molding and centered by a cartouche key-escutcheon and foliate drop handle, the frieze fully dummied to the reverse. The whole raised on four circular, tapering and fluted legs, each leg headed by an acanthine capital, the flutes with bronze festoon mounts, each leg terminating in acanthine decoration and a toupie foot.
Parisian Private Collection.