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Item No. 1065Exceptional, 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
Item No. 167Fine 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
Item No. 937Very 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
Item No. 816Catalan, 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
Item No. 858Very 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)
Item No. 757Parisian, 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
Item No. 775French, 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.
Item No. 759Very 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