FINE RED TORTOISESHELL BOULLE DESK

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Object Description

A fine 19th Century red tortoiseshell Boulle Desk, with lavish premier-partie tortoiseshell inlaid with engraved brass after 17th-century designs by draughtsman Jean Berain. The fielded top with a gilt bronze border above a curved front with a single drawer with blue lacquer panel flanked by drawers. The desk finished on all sides, the verso, identical but with dummy drawers and the sides finished with fine well chased gilt bronze satyr masks, the whole raised on cabriole legs mounted with classical female masks and bold acanthus leaves with gilt bronze lion paw feet.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

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+44 (0)2076920897
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Dealer Location

Nick Wells Antiques Ltd,
3rd Floor,
207 Regent Street,
W1B 3HH
(by appointment only)

For further details, please see www.nicholaswells.com