Lot 307
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A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED MAHOGANY, BOIS SATINÉ, KINGWOOD AND MARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT BY GERVAIS DURAND LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

Estimate
7,000 - 10,000 GBP
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Description

  • 77cm. high, 175.5cm. wide, 87cm. deep; 2ft. 6¼in., 5ft. 9in., 2ft. 10¼in.
in the manner of BVRB, with a leather inset top between quartered panels of foliate marquetry, stamped five times to the underside 'G. DURAND,' with a engraved brass plate engraved 'G. EBENISTE / PARIS'

Catalogue Note

This bureau plat, which is of the very best quality, is a testament to the output of Maison Durand and its founder Gervais-Maximilien-Eugéne Durand (born in 1839). He established his successful firm in 1870 at 12 rue de La Cerisaie later moving to the more fashionable rue St. Antoine where most of the prestigious cabinetmakers of the time had their workshops. Gervais was the first of three successful generations. Durand produced almost exclusively superb copies of 18th century furniture of which this is undoubtedly an example.
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