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Lot 84: ALFRED-EMMANUEL-LOUIS BEURDELEY 1847-1919 A LOUIS XVI STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED AMARANTH, BURR WOOD, MAHOGANY, EBONY AND LACQUER SECRÉTAIRE À ABATTANT PARIS, CIRCA 1870, IN THE MANNER OF ADAM WEISWEILER

Est: $25,000 USD - $35,000 USDSold:
Sotheby'sOctober 21, 2009New York, NY, US

Item Overview

Description


brocatelle jaune d'Espagne marble above a long drawer, the fall front opening to reveal a lacquered interior with compartments, one frieze drawer, mark BY in cursive letters to the reverse of the escutcheon mount.

Dimensions

height 4 ft. 3 1/2 in.; width 30 1/2 in.; depth 16 1/2 in. 131 cm; 77.5 cm; 42 cm

Literature

F. J. B. Watson, The Wrightsman Collection: Furniture , pp. 191-194, for illustrations of similar 18th century models, circa 1785, by Adam Weisweiler

D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIX Siècle,
pp. 75-82
C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, pp. 33-34
A. Pradère, French Furniture Makers, p. 391, fig. 477

P. Lemonnier, Weisweiler, p. 67

Notes



Similar or close models by Beurdeley were sold in the international market recently. See: Sotheby's New York, A Private Collection, Vol II, April 19, 2007, lot 184 which sold for $ 102,000 and Christie's London, March 19, 2008, lot 84 which sold for £ 50,900.

Auction Details

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver and Works of Art

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Sotheby's
October 21, 2009, 12:00 PM EST

1334 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10021, US