An Unusal Italian Rococo Carved Walnut Bureau
the hinged flap carved with ovals and a leaf-carved medallion opening to a interior fitted with an arrangement of drawers with false panels to the side removing to reveal hidden compartments, with three long drawers below of serpentine outline carved with cartouches and foliate scrolls above a base fitted with a sliding center section, probably once fitted as a prie dieu, upon bracket feet. Feet reduced in height.
height 43 3/4 in.; width 4 ft.; depth 23 in.
(111.1 cm; 121.9 cm; 58.4 cm)
C. Alberici, Il Mobile Veneto, Electra Editrice, 1980, p. 206.