07-14-2012 07-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2605B Boston
July 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Empire-style Bureau a Cylindre

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2605B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 14, 2012 10:00AM


Empire-style Bureau a Cylindre, mahogany case with gilt-bronze mounts, top with a row of three drawers above roll-top opening to reveal internal writing surface and compartments, with lower central drawer flanked by two additional drawers to either side, raised on square tapered legs terminating in sabot-mounted feet, ht. 46 1/2, wd. 48, dp. 26 1/2 in.
Estimate $700-900

Shrinkage crack to backing of internal compartment. Left side drawer of internal compartment with damage to back joint and loss to drawer stop. Also with scattered surface abrasions consistent with usage. Scattered chips to veneer along back and one small chip under central drawer front. Mount to central drawer front slightly loose.