Attributed to Nicolas Sageot, Louis XIV Bureau Mazarin, French c. 1700

ormolu-mounted and brass-inlaid tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonised Boulle marquetry, inlaid overall with Bérainesque motifs in première and contre-partie, the rectangular top with foliate corner clasps, centrally inlaid with a figures beneath a baldequin, within engraved strap-work, foliate scrolls, flying putto, birds and insects, masks, bowls of flowers, dragons, monkeys, jesters and therms, above a recessed frieze drawer and a kneehole cupboard, flanked to each side by three bow-fronted drawers over moulded lapets with suspended acorn drops , the sides inlaid with further strap-work and animals including insects, birds and elaborate foliage, with scrolled and inlaid angles; raised on 8 scrolled and inlaid legs joined by x-form stretchers, on acorn bun feet

  • MEASUREMENTS: height 81cm width 130cm depth 73cm
  • PROVENANCE: Collection of a Gentleman, Sydney
  • LABELS: Cf. For comparison a bureau of similar design can be found in the collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  • EXHIBITED: (illustrated in p. grand, ‘Le Mobilier Boulle et les Ateliers de L’époque’, L’estampille l’objet d’art, February, 1993, pp. 50)
  • price $48,000 Incl BP
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