A large French ormolu-mounted mahogany, ebony and ebonised bureau-plat
By J. Muller, Paris, mid 19th Century
The rectangular top with rounded corners inlaid with a gilt-tooled black-leather writing surface within a stiff-leaf surround, the knee-hole flanked to each side by two drawers, the reverse and sides with ebonised framed panels, on square tapering legs, each headed by a female sphinx mask with under-hanging drapery, on paw-feet sabots; the underside stamped twice J.Muller/Ebeniste, 74½in wide, 38½in deep, 30in high (190 x 99 x 77cm).
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