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French Boulle Bureau Plat / Library Table, Late 18th Century

$38,500

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Exceptional French Boulle bureau plat has the English feel of a library table with the four rams head mounted bronze fluted legs terminating in a bronze caster stylized as a beehive. The Boulle marquetry writing desk is finished on both sides with three drawers on the front and faux drawers on the back, which makes the desk look like a partners desk. The desks writing surface has a tooled black leather framed by a bronze molded border. The desk decorated on all sides with Boulle Marquetry made out of bronze and tortoise shell with bronze male mask in the centers.

Details

  • Similar to
    André-Charles Boulle (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Width: 74.5 in. (189.23 cm)Depth: 44.5 in. (113.03 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XIV (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Bronze,Ormolu,Rosewood,Tortoise Shell,Wood,Ebonized
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    Late 18th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    1770s-1790s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. the Boulle Marquetry has minor loss to Bronze and Tortoise Shell.
  • Seller Location
    Charleston, SC
  • Reference Number
    Seller: David Skinner Antiques DSA44193921stDibs: LU887024419392

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Charleston, SC
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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