BUREAU CABINET WITH UPPER SECTION
Louis XV, Berne ca. 1770.
Walnut, burlwood, cherry and domestic fruitwoods with finely inlaid marquetry, reserves, fillets and decorative frieze. Hinged writing surface, opening up into a fitted interior with a central drawer between 4 compartments, and with 3 drawers and 2 compartments on each side. Below, 3 sans-traverse drawers, the top drawer divided in 2. With secret compartment. Upper section with double-doors, 1 large drawer and 3 central, slatted doors below a large compartment, flanked by 5 drawers below a compartment. Drawer interiors lined with "Herrenhuter" paste paper. Gilt bronze mounts and drop handles, in part later.
112 x 75 x (open 102) x 254 cm.