Elegantes Mahagoni-Zylinder-Bureau in der Art von Jean-Baptiste Vassou, Frankreich, um 1850


A 19th century mahogany cylinder bureau with the rectangular top surrounded by a pierced brass gallery, above two mirrored panelled doors, the roll-top opening to reveal a sliding leather writing surface surmounted by three drawers and a shelf, above two frieze drawers, on fluted circular tapering legs headed by asperges and terminated by cast sabot. The distinctive cylinder bureau is based on an 18th century design by Jean-Baptiste Vassou (1739-1807, maître in 1767). See: Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français Du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 2008, p. 896 fig.a, and p. 893.


OF THE PERIOD: Directoire-Style, mid-19th ct.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Mahagony wood, brass, mirror glass
CONDITION: Excellent. The mirror plates display some very small corroded areas. New leather writing surface. Condition report available on request.
HEIGHT:
123 cm (48.43 in.)
WIDTH: 97 cm (38.19 in.)
DEPTH: 50 cm (19.68 in. )
Price Upon Request