French Bureau Plat of Ebony and Brass Inlay

French Bureau Plat of Ebony and Brass Inlay

In the manner of ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE (1642-1742)
French Bureau Plat of Ebony and Brass Inlay

Date & Origin c. 1870, France
Dimensions
H
80 cm (31 inc)
W
154 cm (60 inc)
D
84 cm (33 inc)
Description
A Fine Bureau Plat in the Manner of André-Charles Boulle

Constructed in ebony with arabesque foliate cut brass inlays, with premiere-partie panels set with tortoiseshell grounds and brass inlay work, and having extensive fine quality ormolu mounts; rising from animal paw sabots, mounted with female masks at the shoulders; the apron housing three drawers, with faux drawers to the obverse, the central drawers set with a Bacchic mask issuing foliates, the platform of serpentine form, having a brass guard edge, and inset with a gilt tooled morocco leather. Stamped to the carcass ‘BF’ and ‘Gros’.
French, Circa 1870
Literature
Denise Ledoux-Lebard’s ‘Le Mobilier Français du XIXe Siecle’. Published by les Editions de l’Amateur, 2000, lists a Benjamin Gros, whose enterprise amalgamated with the noted ebeniste Winckelsen in 1871; Gros had received an honourable mention for his ‘Boulle’ furniture in the Exposition Universelle in 1855.


Literature;
Le Mobilier Francais (qv)
Seymour de Ricci, Batsford 1929 ‘Louis XIV and Regence Furniture’ pp 123
Paul Getty Catalogue of the Los Angeles Getty Museum pub 2003 ‘French Furniture & Bronzes of the Louis X12vth and Regence periods’.
Medium
ebony, brass inlay, tortoisehell, ormolu mounts, leather
Condition
excellent
Stock Code 8725
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
80 cm (31 inc)
W
154 cm (60 inc)
D
84 cm (33 inc)
Description
A Fine Bureau Plat in the Manner of André-Charles Boulle

Constructed in ebony with arabesque foliate cut brass inlays, with premiere-partie panels set with tortoiseshell grounds and brass inlay work, and having extensive fine quality ormolu mounts; rising from animal paw sabots, mounted with female masks at the shoulders; the apron housing three drawers, with faux drawers to the obverse, the central drawers set with a Bacchic mask issuing foliates, the platform of serpentine form, having a brass guard edge, and inset with a gilt tooled morocco leather. Stamped to the carcass ‘BF’ and ‘Gros’.
French, Circa 1870
Stock Code 8725

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