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Louis XIV Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Boulle Inlay Writing Desk
This splendid writing desk is an example of skilled craftsmanship of the highest order, and features some breathtakingly complex Boulle work all around its surface. The tabletop is particularly remarkable, showing a veneer of intricately-cut pieces of pewter and ebony in a mesmerizing scrolling floral pattern. The sides of the table are decorated with panels of Boulle marquetry, with similar patterns to the tabletop, framed within gilt bronze borders. The two panels to the front side open as drawers, with one drawer containing a later retailer's label, reading 'Guido Bartolozzi - Antiquario in Firenze'. Each side of the table is further embellished to the centre with an expertly-cast ormolu mount in the form of a satyr's mask. The desk's outline is elegantly curved, almost wave-like, and the piece stands on four cabriole legs. The legs are likewise decorated all-over with Boulle marquetry, and are beautifully accentuated with scrolling gilt bronze mounts to the top sections and feet. On the underside of one of the mounts there is a mark reading 'MB'.
- In the Style Of
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1870
- Materials and Techniques
- DimensionsH 29.34 in. x W 61.42 in. x D 35.83 in.H 74.5 cm x W 156 cm x D 91 cm
- Seller LocationLondon, GB
- Seller Reference Number15421
- Reference NumberLU956311696811
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