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a louis xv ormolu-mounted amaranth, tulipwood, bois satiné a
Estimate

$300,000 - $500,000

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6 day(s) left

Description

A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD, BOIS SATINÉ AND BOIS DE BOUT MARQUETRY TABLE À ÉCRIRE BY BERNARD II VAN RISENBURGH ('BVRB'), CIRCA 1745-1750 The waved rectangular top with spring-loaded hinged reading stand, with floral bois de bout marquetry and amaranth C-scrolls, with an elaborately engraved ormolu border, above a shaped writing slide lined with later red velvet with engraved ormolu border, over three frieze drawers, with a shaped apron between, with rocaille and flower-head mounted angles, the sides with conforming decoration to the front, raised on cabriole legs with scrolling-cast sabots, the underside inscribed in red ink 1190R and with remnants of paper label printed with a duke's coronet above an M and a V and a further ducal crown, stamped three times, BVRB and twice JME to underside 29 ¼ in. (74.5 cm.) high, 37 in. (94 cm.) wide, 20 ½ in. (52 cm.) deep