An impressive Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted marquetry inlaid and bisque porcelain inset bureau plat
after the bureau du roi by J. -F. Oeben and J. -H. Riesener
The rectangular top of arc-en-arbalète outline inset with a tooled leather writing panel and fitted with four short drawers to the shaped apron with opposing faux drawers, raised on cabriole legs, inset with oval bisque panels to the sides depicting the Three Graces and inlaid with marquetry panels depicting ribbon tied bouquets, foliate and floral trailing ornament, shells, coral and draped pearls, all with ribbon tied berried and foliate encadrements, the cabriole legs headed by lion pelt chutes trailing to scroll sabots, the lock plate inscribed M[AIS]ON KRIEGER / AMEUBLEMENT / PARIS.
height 31in (79cm); width 70 1/4in (178cm); depth 36in (92cm)