the first with a three-quarter galleried superstructure with a pair of tambour doors, two small drawers and a shelf, the hinged projecting surface opening to a leather inset writing surface and a central well flanked by covered wells, two small drawers surrounding an arched kneehole, raised on slightly hipped cabriole legs ending in ormolu sabots and casters, the underside affixed with a small partial enamel plaque inscribed ... of ...ington, the second of similar form, with later ormolu mounts.
The first, Sotheby Parke Bernet, April 7, 1979, lot 186
Sotheby's, New York, October 13, 1999, lot 282
The second, Property of the late right Honorable The Lord Wharton, Christie's, London, March 19, 1970, illustrated
Four similar bonheurs du jour by Cordié are illustrated, Nicolay, L'Art et la Manière des Maitres Ébènistes Français au XVIII Siècle, Paris, 1956, p.107-107 fig. D, E, F, H.
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