11th Jun, 2024 10:00

Fine Interiors

 
  Lot 141
 

141

A Directoire-style ebonised fruitwood bureau plat in the manner of Maison Jansen

20th century, French, with a tan leather top and gilt-brass mounts,
158cm wide
79cm deep
75cm high

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Sold for £3,800


Condition Report
General knocks and surface wear throughout commensurate with age and use. Some marks, stains and water damage to leather. General rubbing and wear to ebonised detail. Some small knocks, tarnish and discolouration to brass elements. Drawers run smoothly and locks functional. General wear to drawer interiors. Joints sound and solid. Overall appears in fairly good structural and cosmetic condition and is perfectly usable in its current state.

 

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Auction: Fine Interiors, 11th Jun, 2024

 

Our highly anticipated Fine Interiors sale has concluded with some excellent results, and we would like to thank everyone who joined us, whether online, in the saleroom, via absentee bids, or by telephone.

Amongst the highlights are a pair of neoclassical mahogany and ormolu pier tables, which achieved £24,700 after fierce bidding in the saleroom. Additionally, three expertly crafted plaster models of temples attributed to Jean-Pierre and François Fouquet, estimated at £6,000-£8,000 each, altogether resulted in £35,100. The sought-after collection of Theo and Rosemary Cutting also achieved a sale total of £107,315 which included a rosewood baby grand piano by Steinway & Sons that sold for £5,460 and a George III carved giltwood overmantel mirror which sold for £4,940.

 

Viewing

Stansted Viewing | Auction

Viewing will be held at our Stansted Auction Rooms, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8GE, as follows:

Friday 7 June, 10am - 4pm 

Sunday 9 June, 10am - 1pm 

Monday 10 June, 10am - 4pm 

 

The auction will take place at our Stansted Auction Rooms, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8GE. 

 

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Please note that this item is not suitable for a pre-sale automated shipping estimate due to the items weight/size. 

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