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שולחן "Bonheur du jour" , בסגנון לואי ה-16, מרקטרי ועיטורי ברונזה, מחצית המאה ה-19

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Start price: $400

Estimated price: $800 - $1,200

Buyer's premium: 20%

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Finely inlaid and decorated with gilt brass mounts throughout. The upper section detachable and including a closed compartment.

Height: 116 cm; width: 92 cm; depth: 46 cm

Condition: Good

Notes: “Bonheur du jour” – A small, dainty writing table, introduced in the 1760’s, which became one of the most popular varieties of French 18th-century furniture. A block of storage compartments, set along the back of the top and often partly enclosed, incorporates a drawer, cupboards, and shelves and is sometimes topped by a decorative brass or ormolu gallery. High, slender legs are often joined by a shelf that acts as a stretcher, and the frieze contains a drawer.