A French late 19th century ormolu-mounted satiné, oeil de vermeil and kingwood parquetry writing desk en rognon
by Millet, Paris
surmounted by a reclining Mars infant on a lion pelmet, holding a sword and the ribbon tied enamel dial, above five small drawers and a pigeon hole, each curved side with a scrolling acanthus issuing two-lights candelabra en girandoles centred by a reclining cherub, the gilt tooled brown leather writing surface above three frieze drawers flanked to the sides by a scrolling acanthus clasp surmounted by a head, the curved sides and back centred by a pierced acanthus and foliate mount, on cabriole legs and foliate cast sabots, signed MILLET A PARIS, 116cm wide, 70cm deep, 140cm high (45.5" wide, 27.5" deep, 55" high).
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