Description & Technical information
The canted brèche d’Alep marble top, above a frieze-drawer and fall front enclosing a shelf above one pigeon-hole and four short drawers, above a gilt-tooled brown leather-lined surface and two doors, enclosing a shelf above a divided shelf, flanked by veneered canted angles, the sides similarly-decorated as the front with floral sprays marquetry, on cabriole legs.
Medium: brèche d’Alep marble
Dimensions: 132 x 83 x 39.5 cm (52 x 32⁵/₈ x 15¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Bois de bout or end-cut marquetry use the grain of the wood to create effect, such as the movement of a lead or petal. This is applied to a quarter-cut background of a different shade, such as bois de satiné (light mahogany) or bois de rose (tulipwood), producing a lively and stylised impression.
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