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#43 - H: 110mm L: 70mm

Louis XVI fall front opening secretaire

East Indies satinwood veneer and purpleheart filets adorned with wedgwood medallions. Carrare marble top worn with a pierced gallery. Polychrome paintings depicting arabesques and cameos in the antique taste. Rich ornaments of engraved and gilt bronzes.

H : 92mm L : 58mm

Bonheur du jour

inlaid with satinwood, purpleheart, Madagascar rosewood and blood wood from R.V.L.C.(Roger Vandercruse Lacroix). Pelmets and flowerets setting, characteristic revolving rosace on the lower shelf. Louis XVI period.

H : 70mm L : 70mm

Louis XV commode in walnut

inlaid with flowers on blood wood and paosanto ground. Marble top. From a model by
J. SCHMITZ(1765- 1770).

# 39 - H : 147mm L : 100mm

Antwerp cabinet. Early 17th C

Ebonized pearwood inlaid with faux-tortoise shell and ivory including 14 drawers and a cupboard opening on a trompe-l'oeil decorated recess with mirrors hiding a secret case. Drawers and panels have painted settings depicting forever love in the greek and roman mythological manner.

# 60 - H : 60mm L : 42mm

Louis XV oval gueridon

with "marqueterie à la reine"in cherrywood and dyied wood. From a model located in the Nissim de Camondo museum in Paris.

# 31 - H : 168mm L : 72mm

XVIIIth C. Venitian writing desk

Italy. Sumptuously decorated with old rose arabesques and foliages on a light green ground. Cornice and base are gold leaf gilt.