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A ROYAL LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT

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A ROYAL LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT
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A ROYAL LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT

BY PIERRE ROUSSEL, CIRCA 1750, PARTIALLY LATER MOUNTED IN THE 19TH CENTURY

The serpentine shaped leather-lined top with gilt tooling within an ormolu surround, the corners veneered a quatre faces with female mask clasps, above a deep and slightly serpentine case with recessed frieze drawer flanked to each side by a pair of drawers, the reverse with sham drawers, the sides each mounted with a pierced ruffle-cast C-scroll and foliate mount, the angle mounts with trailing foliage, on foliate-cast sabots, stamped to rear edge underside of carcase 'ROUSSEL' and 'JME', beneath left drawer with brand to center underside 'BT CP' within an oval surmounted by a closed royal crown, with ink number '17927' locks replaced and stamped 'CHUBB LONDON'
30 3/4 in. (78 cm.) high, 67 3/4 in. (172 cm.) wide, 36 in. (91.5 cm.) deep; Almost certainly supplied for the office of the Bâtiments du Roi at the château de Compiègne.
By repute, the Thiers family, France.
Acquired in 1949.; Please note this lot will be moved to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn) at 5pm on the last day of the sale. Lots may not be collected during the day of their move to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services. Please consult the Lot Collection Notice for collection information. This sheet is available from the Bidder Registration staff, Purchaser Payments or the Packing Desk and will be sent with your invoice.
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A ROYAL LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT

Estimate $50,000 - $100,000
Oct 19
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Est. $50,000 - $100,000Starting Price $24,000
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A ROYAL LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT

BY PIERRE ROUSSEL, CIRCA 1750, PARTIALLY LATER MOUNTED IN THE 19TH CENTURY

The serpentine shaped leather-lined top with gilt tooling within an ormolu surround, the corners veneered a quatre faces with female mask clasps, above a deep and slightly serpentine case with recessed frieze drawer flanked to each side by a pair of drawers, the reverse with sham drawers, the sides each mounted with a pierced ruffle-cast C-scroll and foliate mount, the angle mounts with trailing foliage, on foliate-cast sabots, stamped to rear edge underside of carcase 'ROUSSEL' and 'JME', beneath left drawer with brand to center underside 'BT CP' within an oval surmounted by a closed royal crown, with ink number '17927' locks replaced and stamped 'CHUBB LONDON'
30 3/4 in. (78 cm.) high, 67 3/4 in. (172 cm.) wide, 36 in. (91.5 cm.) deep; Almost certainly supplied for the office of the Bâtiments du Roi at the château de Compiègne.
By repute, the Thiers family, France.
Acquired in 1949.; Please note this lot will be moved to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn) at 5pm on the last day of the sale. Lots may not be collected during the day of their move to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services. Please consult the Lot Collection Notice for collection information. This sheet is available from the Bidder Registration staff, Purchaser Payments or the Packing Desk and will be sent with your invoice.

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