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French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Kingwood Bureau Plat Desk

$125,000

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A very fine and large French 19th century Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted kingwood and walnut bureau plat by H. Conquet after a model by Charles Cressent. The shaped rectangular top inset with a tooled leather writing panel and fitted with three drawers to the undulating frieze, raised on cabriole legs, the central drawer inset with brass plaque inscribed H. CONQUET 27, Bv des Italiens PARIS, reverse of lock stamped Alfred Schmidt PARIS. Paris, circa 1880. This superb quality bureau plat à têtes de guerriers antiques is after the celebrated model by the French Ebaniste Charles Cressent. Other examples of this bureau plat are part of the collection at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire and in the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon. There is also another 19th century copy like this one in the Salon Doré at the Elysée Palace in Paris which it is used by successive Presidents of France. Literature: Denise Ledoux-Lebard's - "Le Mobilier Français du XIX Siècle, Paris, 1984" page's 146-151. Charles Cressent, sculpteur, ébéniste du Régent, by A. Pradère, Dijon, 2003, pages 268-269. Height: 30 1/2 inches (77 cm) Width: 79 1/2 inches (202 cm) Depth: 38 inches (97 cm).

Details

  • Creator
    H. Conquet (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.50 in. (77.47 cm)Width: 79.50 in. (201.93 cm)Depth: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XV (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. A truly beautiful and great quality desk in excellent condition. The leather top has some minor scratches (see images). The gilt bronze mounts are finely chased and with it's original high quality gilt.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref.: A16631stDibs: LU179628280763

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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