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Mahogany, mahogany veneer and gilt bronze desk, Louis XVI period, stamped F. Schey

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 EUR

Mahogany, mahogany veneer and gilt bronze desk, Louis XVI period, stamped F. Schey

Mahogany, mahogany veneer and gilt bronze desk, Louis XVI period, stamped F. Schey

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 EUR

Lot sold:

10,710

EUR

Mahogany, mahogany veneer and gilt bronze desk, Louis XVI period, stamped F. Schey


the marble top with an openwork gilt bronze gallery; the upper part forming a filing cabinet, separated by a long drawer from a panel revealing a secretary with a leather-covered writing top and drawers, the lower part opening by two doors on an additional compartment secured by a lock; some restorations, some later bronze mounts, regilt.


Height 77½in; width 34¾in; prof 15⅓in

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Secrétaire formant cartonnier, en acajou, placage d'acajou et bronze doré, d'époque Louis XVI, estampille F. Schey


surmonté par un plateau de marbre blanc, ceint par une galerie en bronze doré ajourée; la partie supérieure formant cartonnier, séparé par un tiroir long d'un panneau découvrant un secrétaire avec un plateau écritoire gainé de cuir et des tiroirs, la partie basse ouvrant par deux vantaux sur un compartiment supplémentaire sécurisé par une serrure; quelques restaurations, redorures et bronzes rapportés


Haut.197 cm, larg. 88 cm, prof 38 cm

The illustrations are accurate. Good overall condition despite the inevitable minor dents and scratches due to age and use. The gilt-bronze mounts are later. The leather of the upper cases is slightly scratched. A minor vertical shrinkage crack on each lateral side. A few minor restorations to the mahogany veneer. The interior with a few minor ink stains. The leather of the writing top is later with a nice old look.

Ready to display.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Sale Artcurial, Paris, March 20, 2007, lot 31
Fidelys Schey, cabinetmaker received master in 1777