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Lot 2454Louis XVI Gilt-Bronze Mounted Ebonized Secretaire a Abattant
JB Birckle, late 18th century
The rectangular breche d'Alep marble top with outset canted corners, above a conforming case enclosing a frieze drawer and fall front writing lid, opening to reveal a fitted interior, over two panel doors, raised on square legs, with mythological figural mounts on front. Height 52 1/4 inches (1.32 m), width 36 inches (92 cm), depth 17 1/2 inches (44.5 cm).
Jean Nicolay, L'Art et la Maniere des Maitres Ebenistes Francais au XVIII Siecle, p. 59, fig. g, for a commode with identical gilt-bronze mounts apparently from the same suite.

Sold for $310,400
Estimate $10,000-15,000

This piece requires overall restoration.

it is rare to find a piece in this type of untouched unrestored condition

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