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napoleon iii bonheur-de-jour bureau de dame

Ref#D-1431 | Description

A delicate French Napoleon III style ormolu-mounted parquetry inlaid Bonheur De Jour Bureau De Dame | Lady's Desk Secretary

The curve-shaped two shelves back ornamented with a hammered ormolu band centered with two small drawers decorated with a gilt-ormolu strip to the front and drape ormolu band the back, upholstered inside in dark red velvet fabric, surmounted with a beveled top inlaid with an ormolu strip,

Above inset gilt-tooled leather writing surface above a scalloped shaped frieze with a central foliate ormolu mount and housing a wide drawer, upholstered inside in dark red velvet fabric and decorated with two ormolu foliate handles and framed with an ormolu band,

The sides, the back and the central wide drawer are inlaid in parquetry style within an ormolu strip. The lower contour of the bureau is bordered with an ormolu filet,

The concave-shaped corners with foliage ormolu mounts within an ormolu band, raised on slender cabriole legs terminated with foliate scrolled ormolu sabots.

Ref# D-1431


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