A Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Cylinder Bureau.
Stamped to the reverse of the bronze mounts ‘PB’.
The top of Sarrancolin marble above a tambour with a central mount depicting Minerva. The marquetry depicting allegories of Geography and Astronomy. The interior has a green-leather covered pull out writing slide below an arrangement of drawers and cubby-holes. The back and sides intricately inlaid with marquetry of military and Maritime trophies. The sides with pullout leather-lined slides. The kneehole with a frieze drawer and three short drawers to the sides.
France, Circa 1880.