A Fine Regence Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parquetry Bureau Plat, In The Manner of Charles Cressent.
This fine parquetry inlaid bureau plat has a tooled leather top and sumptuous gilt-bronze mounts.
The desk has a shaped frieze fitted with three drawers, each with with parquetry inlay and gilt-bronze rocaille borders; the ends are mounted with gilt-bronze masks and conforming inlaid cartouches. The desk is raised on cabriole legs headed by superb large figural female espagnolette chutes and terminating in rocaille cast lion’s-paw feet.
French, Circa 1890.