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Lot 1109* - A176 Furniture, Porcelain & Decoration - Wednesday, 23. March 2016, 10.00 AM

BONHEUR DU JOUR,

Louis XV, by C. TOPINO (Charles Topino, maître 1773), Paris ca. 1780.
Tulipwood and partly tinted precious woods in veneer with exceptionally fine inlays. The front with 1 drawer with hinged writing surface lined with green leather and 2 compartments, 1 pen tray and 2 containers for ink and sand. Recessed upper section with large central compartment above a drawer and flanked on each side by 1 door in front of 2 compartments and 1 small drawer opened by a secret button. Matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and sabots. Free-standing.
107x40x74 cm.

Provenance:
- From a Paris collection.
- Koller Auction Zurich, 3 December 2008 (Catalogue No. 1192).
- From a private collection, Germany.

An almost identical 'Bonheur du Jour', signed C. Topino, is depicted in: P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1989; page 843 (FIgure D).


CHF 25 000 / 45 000 | (€ 23 360 / 42 060)

Sold for CHF 24 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.