A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted kingwood bureau plat
late 19th century
The shaped top fitted with a red gilt-tooled leather writing surface, above three frieze drawers and faux drawers to the reverse, bearing a signature F. Linke.
height 31 1/2in (80cm); width 77 1/2in (197cm); depth 38 1/2in (98cm)
- The model for this bureau plat is not by Joseph Baumhauer but rather Nicolas Pierre Séverin, which is in the Musée du Louvre (inventory no. OA7805). Sometimes known as the "abbé Teray" desk, it was produced by several of the greatest cabinetmakers of the late 19th century, including Dasson, Krieger, Beurdeley, and Gervais Durand.
A model by Durand is illustrated in: Camille Mestdagh and Pierre Lécoules, L'ameublement d'art français 1850-1900, Editions de l'amateur, 2010, pp. 57, 261, 288