Lot 1268* - A184 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 22. March 2018, 10.00 AM

SMALL CYLINDER DESK,

Louis XVI, by F. BURY (Ferdinand Bury, maître 1774) and signed I.B. TUART (Jean Baptiste Tuart, maître 1741), Paris ca. 1775.
Tulipwood, amaranth, mahogany and various precious woods, fluted, shaped and in veneer. Pull-out leaf lined with green gold-impressed leather over central drawer, and 1 drawer on each side. Fitted interior with large compartment, on top 3 adjacent drawers and 2 cartonniers lined with matching leather. Retracted top with 3 adjacent drawers. Fine gilt bronze mounts and sabots, and brass fluting. "Carrara" marble top, edged with pierced brass. Free-standing.
100x57.5x(open 76)x114 cm.

Provenance:
- from a French collection.

Ref.:
- P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1989; p. 849 (biogr. information).
- J. Nicolay, L'art et la manière des maîtres ébénistes français au XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1976; I, p. 473 (biogr. information on J.B. Tuart).
- Jean Nicolay "L'Art et la Maniere des Maitres ebenistes Francais au XVIII siecle". pp. 26-27.
- Comte Francois de Salverte "Les Ebenistes du XVIII siecle", pp. 44-45.
- Pierre Kjellberg "Le Mobilier Francais du XVIII siecle". pp. 126 -127 (biogr. information on F. Bury).

CHF 28 000 / 48 000

€ 24 560 / 42 110

Sold for CHF 36 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.