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Jean-Pierre Tahan (1813 - 1892)

Lot 334: Outstanding French lady's desk, From the 2nd half

Dorotheum

April 17, 2013
Vienna, Austria

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Outstanding French lady's desk, From the 2nd half of the 19th century. Inscribed on the lock plate "TAHAN" (Jean-Pierre-Alexandre Tahan, Paris 1813-1892). An elegant desk with bombé shaping on all sides, with high quality marquetry in rosewood, tulipwood, burl amboyna and brass, with a fall-front writing surface lined inside with leather and 3 drawers. 92 x 72 x 46 cm. In cared-for, restored condition. (PZ), An almost identical desk was given by Emperor Napoleon III to Marguerite Belangue. See.: Denise Ledoux-Lebard "Le Mobilier Francais du XIXe Siecle, Paris 1984, pp. 596 ff Specialist: Ulrich Prinz

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