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Empire-style Mahogany, Mahogany-veneered, and Ormolu-mounted Secretaire a Abattant and a Matching Side Chair

Auction:
3272B
Lot:
503
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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3272B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Empire-style Mahogany, Mahogany-veneered, and Ormolu-mounted Secretaire a Abattant and a Matching Side Chair, France, 20th century, black granite top, frieze drawer, fall-front with ormolu wreath and birds opens to fitted interior with a long drawer, two shelves, and five short drawers, leather writing surface, three long drawers, all flanked by engaged pilasters topped with ormolu female busts, sides with mounts depicting classically dressed women, set on base with ormolu hairy paw front feet, ht. 54 1/4, writing ht. 29 1/2, wd. 39, dp. 14, and a chair with open back, over-rail upholstery, conforming ormolu decoration, ht. 32 1/4, seat ht. 18 1/2, wd. 18, dp. 17 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

Probably replaced stone. Veneer loses to fall-front. One eschuteon detached, but present. Leather writing surface with red rot. Age cracks to sides. Keys. Chair with stains to seat fabric, repairs to three legs, crack in one ormolu mount.


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France, Architectural styles, Art genres, Arts, Containers, Decorative arts, Drawer, Empire style, Furniture, Ormolu, Visual arts

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