A French mid-19th century Louis XV style ormolu-mounted walnut, tulipwood, ebonised and marquetry table à bijoux
by Pretot & Cie, Paris
the hinged top with a three-quarter pierced foliate gallery, inlaid with a flower-filled basket surrounded by trelliswork and floral decorated ebonised panels within strapwork and vine borders,opening to an interior with a mirror above a drawer with five compartments, the frieze with conforming marquetry, on cabriole legs and foliate scrolling sabots, the lockplate inscribed Pretot & Cie Paris, 55cm wide, 40cm deep, 74cm high (21.5" wide, 15.5" deep, 29" high).
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