Louis XV Style Sycamore with Amaranth Marquetry Cylinder Desk
A Louis XV style sycamore with amaranth marquetry cylinder desk (Bureau a cylindre a esoritoire a toilette) (French, c. 1880 after a 1777 original by Andre Gilbert and Gerard Peridiez) from the workshop of Sormani, Veuve Paul et fils. The desk features writing slide and ormolu mounts and inlaid motifs of incense burners and medallion with classical head; openwork gallery and bronze mask mounts. Decorative protective ormolu mounts on all edges, the pull-out drawer, with inlay of musical instruments, having hinged side compartments for toiletry articles and a collapsible toilette mirror. The interior has six convex drawers having round drop pulls, the block front drawer inlaid with rural scenes and having curved apron with ormolu lion's head, inlaid curved back, sides, and legs, with ormolu festooned legs.
tulipwood with amaranth marquetry
99.1 x 82.5 cm (39 x 32 1/2 inches)
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. William L. Van Alen.
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