Marquetry and Ormolu Bureau Plat

Marquetry and Ormolu Bureau Plat

After CHARLES CRESSENT (1685-1768)
Marquetry and Ormolu Bureau Plat

Date & Origin 1880, France
Dimensions
H
77 cm (30 inc)
W
141 cm (55 inc)
D
87 cm (34 inc)
Description
Constructed after a model by Charles Cressent, in purpleheart, and dressed with fine ormolu mounts, and marquetry inlaid; of freestanding serpentine rectangular form, rising from foliate sabot shod cabriole legs, terminating in ormolu ‘espagnolettes’; ormolu Bacchic masks to the four sides, with an ormolu stiff leaf cast platform guard edge strip to the platform, with kingwood banding enclosing the inlaid foliate marquetry reserve; the writing surface having a tooled tan Morocco leather inset.
French, Circa 1880
Literature
Pierre Kjellberg's ‘Le Mobilier Français du 18e Sieclé’ shows a rectangular bureau plat by Cressent of very similar form, on pp227.
Medium
purpleheart, ormolu mounts, marquetry, leather
Condition
Excellent
Stock Code 8795
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
77 cm (30 inc)
W
141 cm (55 inc)
D
87 cm (34 inc)
Description
Constructed after a model by Charles Cressent, in purpleheart, and dressed with fine ormolu mounts, and marquetry inlaid; of freestanding serpentine rectangular form, rising from foliate sabot shod cabriole legs, terminating in ormolu ‘espagnolettes’; ormolu Bacchic masks to the four sides, with an ormolu stiff leaf cast platform guard edge strip to the platform, with kingwood banding enclosing the inlaid foliate marquetry reserve; the writing surface having a tooled tan Morocco leather inset.
French, Circa 1880
Stock Code 8795

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