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Bureau Plat after the celebrated model by Simon Oeben

French, 1880

Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 42,000 USD
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197
Bureau Plat after the celebrated model by Simon Oeben

French, 1880

Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 42,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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Bureau Plat after the celebrated model by Simon Oeben

French, 1880

quarter veneer satiné and oeil de vermeil marquetry, gilt tooled brown leather writing surface, fitted with three drawers on both sides.


height 30 3/8 in.; width 70 ½ in.; depth 40 ¾ in.
77 cm; 179 cm; 103.3 cm
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Catalogue Note

The present kingwood bureau plat is a fine example for the renewed and nostalgic interest in France in the late 19th century in the styles of their past.  Many of the features of the present lot, like the elegant proportions, the particular use of mounts and the square tapering legs with gilt-bronze paterae decoration at all four sides, can be found on its model safely assumed to be by Simon Oeben (1725-1786). Simon was the younger brother and follower of Jean-François Oeben in the Gobelins workshop in Paris, and the favorite ébéniste of the Duc de Choiseul, the original owner of the model, a bureau plat and cartonnier (today in the Château du Chantilly, Musée Condé). 

An almost identical bureau plat can be found in the study of Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Turkish nation, at Yalova which is today a museum.

For more information on Oeben, see lot 236.

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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New York