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a louis xvi gilt-bronze mounted ebony 'bureau à cylindre', s

€250,000 - €500,000

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The bureau : with a grey veined marble top, the veneer on each side with satinwood inlay, the cylinder top opening to reveal two satiné, tulipwood, mahogany and amaranth drawers with bone handles and five recesses, above three lower drawers. The clock: the movement and the dial associated and signed Ageron / A PARIS , the enamels of the dial signed  A.N. Martinière, émailleur et penfionnaire du roy 1746 ; the base of the clock with twisted feet created during the reign of Louis XVI. The clock and the bureau associated circa 1820. Le bureau : haut. 116,5 cm, larg. 130 cm, prof. 62 cm ; the desk: height 45¾in., width 51¼in., depth 24½in. ; La pendule : haut. 65,5 cm, larg. 56 cm, prof. 37 cm ; the clock: height 25¾in., width 22 in., depth 14½in. - Collection Counts Stroganov, Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg; - Thence Sale Collection Stroganov, Berlin, Lepke Gallery, 12-13 May 1931, lot 217; where bought by Jean, 5th Comte de Ribes (1893-1982)