A fine quality late 19th Century French Louis XVI style bureau plat, having wonderful floral marquetry to the top and bombe shaped frieze. Exquisit detail to the gilded ormolu foliate mounts, two frieze drawers and raised on elegant out swept cabriole legs, terminating in scrolling ormolu feet.
In the manner of Zweiner.
Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener (b. 1849) was a preeminent cabinetmaker (ébéniste) of German descent, who became one of the most famous furniture makers in late 19th Century Europe. Zwiener specialised in reproducing the designs of Louis XV pieces from public collections, which he then adapted with his own innovative interpretation of the traditional Rococo style.
Batch 68 DCKZ 61313