French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bureau Plat or Side table

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Object Description

A rare and small 19th century, Louis XVI style bureau plat veneered in burr mahogany on an oak carcase set with brass mounts. The writing top covered with a green leather surface, the top accentuated by projecting round forecorners and further embellished by flower head mounts. The frieze with one drawer at the front and all sides adorned by a framed but continuous poppy motif „en térrasse“. Poppies symbolizing sleep and a presumed reference to its original position within a bedroom or Boudoir.

Object History

The creation and manufacture of small bureau plat can be traced back to 18th century ebenists such as Martin Carlin (1730–1785, Meister ab 1766) and Jean-Henri Riesener (1734–1806, Meister ab 1768).

Object Literature

Kjellberg, Pierre: Le mobilier francais du 18e sie`cle, Paris, 2008, p. 169, fig. p. 172
Payne, Christopher: European Furniture of 19th century, p. 195, below right
Mestdagh, Camille: L’ameublement d’art francais 1850-1900, p. 11-14 and 16-18.

Object Condition

Very good, wear consistent with age and use – detailed condition report on request

Object Details

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Wednesday
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Saturday
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Sunday
Closed

Dealer Contact

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Dealer Location

Jakob F. Mueller Antiquitaeten
Fasanenstrasse 28
Berlin
10719
Germany