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Rare, French, Regence period, gilt-bronze mounted game table (tric-trac table)
Item No. 1068
Rare, French, Regence period, gilt-bronze mounted game table (tric-trac table)

Having rosewood veneers; with a reversible, gilt, embossed leather top, the reverse inlaid with an ebony and ivory chess board; the inside opening to reveal a recessed backgammon surface; having one drawer and two original candleholders. Circa 1725.

Provenance: Attributed to Pierre Migeon

Exceptional, French, Neoclassical period commode
Item No. 1065
Exceptional, French, Neoclassical period commode

Of demi-lune form having acajou moucheté (plum pudding mahogany) veneers and original hand-beveled marble top; having three central drawers, each one framed with bronze ornament and two functioning side compartments with hinged doors. Circa 1780.

Stamped F. REIZELL twice to top and G. KEMP once to top.

François Reizell was a German ébéniste who established his workshop on the faubourg Saint-Antoine. In 1770 he moved to the rue des Saints-Pères. His principal client was the prince de Condé for whom he supplied pieces at the Palais Bourbon and for the country houses at Chantilly and Villegenis.

Guillaume Kemp, maître in 1764.

35" high by 58" wide by 25½" deep
Fine, Italian, Neoclassical style, marquetry-inlaid bed
Item No. 1034
Fine, Italian, Neoclassical style, marquetry-inlaid bed

In walnut with ebony and satinwood veneers. Naples, Italy. Circa 1880.

Fine Biedermeier sofa
Item No. 167
Fine Biedermeier sofa

In solid walnut and walnut veneer of sleigh form with simple, clean lines. Arched back centered by carved medallion, scroll carving on arms and feet. 19th century. From Austria or possibly Southern Germany.

79" wide by 44" high by 27" deep
Fine, French, Louis XIV period commode
Item No. 978
Fine, French, Louis XIV period commode

Rosewood veneer with four drawers adorned with banded brass inlay and gilt bronze mounts. With original marble top. Circa 1700-1720.

Very fine French, Neoclassical style, brass-mounted bureau plat
Item No. 937
Very fine French, Neoclassical style, brass-mounted bureau plat

In solid mahogany with flame mahogany veneers, tapered, fluted legs terminating above elegant brass mounts, original hand-tooled leather, five drawers, and tirets (pull-out surfaces) on both sides. Circa 1830.

64" wide (94" wide with both tirets extended) by 31" deep by 30" high
Very fine, French, Louis XVI period, brass mounted console desserte
Item No. 927
Very fine, French, Louis XVI period, brass mounted console desserte

In solid mahogany and mahogany veneers. Of demi-lune form with three functioning drawers and original hardware. Circa 1780. Stamped "E. AVRIL JME".

(Etienne Avril, Master 1774, was a principle supplier of furniture to Marie Antoinette at the Château de Saint-Cloud.)

58" wide by 35" high by 18" deep
Catalan, Baroque period, marquetry-inlaid, slant-front bureau
Item No. 816
Catalan, Baroque period, marquetry-inlaid, slant-front bureau

In walnut veneer with boxwood inlay, monogram surmounted by a crown. Two small external drawers above three long drawers, with an additional six interior drawers behind fold-down writing compartment. First half of the 18th century.

49½" high by 46" wide by 23½" deep
Very  fine, French, Louis XVI style, brass-mounted, dining table
Item No. 858
Very fine, French, Louis XVI style, brass-mounted, dining table

The oval top with three extensions above an apron raised on six fluted, tapering legs terminating in brass casters. In solid mahogany and mahogany veneers. Early to mid-19th century.

29¼" high by 38" deep by 48½" long (closed), 110" long (fully extended)
Restauration period, extending dining table
Item No. 638
Restauration period, extending dining table

In solid mahogany and flame mahogany veneer with fluted, tapering legs above castors. Early 19th century.

Extends to 22' (264" long - seats 22)
Parisian, Louis XV period table a jeu
Item No. 757
Parisian, Louis XV period table a jeu

In kingwood, ebony, and ivory veneers with cabriole legs terminating in gilt-bronze sabot feet. Opens to reveal a green felt poker surface. Mid-18th century.

closed: 25¼" wide by 22" deep by 28" high - when opened, poker surface is 25¼" wide by 44" deep
French, Louis XV style, bronze mounted tric-trac table
Item No. 775
French, Louis XV style, bronze mounted tric-trac table

In mahogany with mahogany, pearwood, and ebony veneers. Top chess/checkers surface reverses to reveal leather writing surface. Inside reveals inlaid backgammon surface. With drawers at each side to hold gaming pieces. Late 18th or early 19th century.

Very fine, French, Louis XVI period tric-trac table
Item No. 759
Very fine, French, Louis XVI period tric-trac table

In solid mahogany and mahogany veneers with brass trim. Gold-embossed leather writing surface reverses to reveal felt card-playing surface. Inside reveals original ebony and ivory inlaid backgammon board. Tapered, fluted legs ending in brass casters. Two drawers hold matching white and green-tinted ivory playing pieces. Late 18th century.

45" wide by 24" deep by 29" high