Property of the Dalseme Family Trust, Southern California
A Louis XV style gilt bronze and brass inlaid ebonized bureau plat
fourth quarter 19th century
The rectangular top with a black gilt-tooled leather writing surface above three frieze drawers and three simulated drawers to the reverse, each side mounted with a mask of Poseidon, inlaid overall with arabesque foliage, the cabriole legs headed with chutes in the form of feminine busts, terminating in paw sabots, one chute bearing signature F. Linke, numerous mounts stamped to the reverse BF and numbered 162 or 92.
height 31 1/2in (80cm); width 61in (155cm); depth 33 1/2in (85cm)