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R95 XV05,

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Lot 926/10023

SOLD Hammer price: €7400, Estimate: €6500-8500

Attributed to Francois Linke, 1855 – 1946An exceptionally fine Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted Bureau Plat, the shaped rectangular top with original tooled leather inset, inside, kingswood and tulipwood crossbanded borders, and moulded brass rim, above three frieze drawers and three blank drawers on reverse with heavy ormolu handles, the drawer fronts and sides finely decorated parquetry work, on four cabriole legs headed by fine large grotesque masks surrounded by acorns and oak leaves and terminating in hairy paw feet. The body stamped underneath in two places, ‘Mon Leger’, possibly for the retailer Emile Leger et Cie, and the centre drawer stamped, ‘Mn. Legar, Paris,’ & Stenhouse & Savage, London.’ 173cms (68″)wide; 94cms (37″) deep; 77cms (30 1/2″) high. (1)Provenance: Humewood, Co. Wicklow.

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