A Napoleon III gilt metal mounted ebony, tortoiseshell, brass and pewter 'Boulle' marquetry secretaire bonheur du jour

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Lot 42Y
A Napoleon III gilt metal mounted ebony, tortoiseshell, brass and pewter 'Boulle' marquetry secretaire bonheur du jour

Sold for £ 3,750 (US$ 4,737) inc. premium

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14 Aug 2012, 12:30 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A Napoleon III gilt metal mounted ebony, tortoiseshell, brass and pewter 'Boulle' marquetry secretaire bonheur du jour
inlaid with scrolled acanthus leaf strapwork, palmette and bellflower pendants and flowerhead encrusted interlaced trelliswork, the superstructure comprising a cavetto moulded cornice surmounted with two fruit bouquet finials, above a frieze centred with a faun mask mount, over a pair of glazed panelled doors enclosing a mahogany veneered interior with one shelf, flanked by floral swagged classical term tapering and bellflower pendant mounted angles, above a secretaire drawer centred with a flowerhead and cartouche shaped wheatsheaf mount, enclosing two short drawers, on two square section tapering supports headed with egg-and-leaf mounted collars, joined by a waved cross stretcher, terminating in acanthus mounted downswept legs, 82cm wide x 47cm deep x 142cm high, (32in wide x 18.5in deep x 55.5in high)
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A Napoleon III gilt metal mounted ebony, tortoiseshell, brass and pewter 'Boulle' marquetry secretaire bonheur du jour
A Napoleon III gilt metal mounted ebony, tortoiseshell, brass and pewter 'Boulle' marquetry secretaire bonheur du jour
A Napoleon III gilt metal mounted ebony, tortoiseshell, brass and pewter 'Boulle' marquetry secretaire bonheur du jour
A Napoleon III gilt metal mounted ebony, tortoiseshell, brass and pewter 'Boulle' marquetry secretaire bonheur du jour
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