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Maison Millet Ormolu-mounted Kingwood and Satinwood Parquetry Bureau

Auction:
3115B
Lot:
459
Sold for:
$22,140$18,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3115B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Maison Millet Ormolu-mounted Kingwood and Satinwood Parquetry Bureau, France, late 19th century, the curved superstructure surmounted by a putto with lyre above a clock, flanked by twin-light candelabra above six drawers, black leather writing surface, below three frieze drawers, overall trellis parquetry, cabriole legs with floral mounts, one signed Millet, legs ending in scrolled sabots, ht. 51 1/2, writing surface ht. 29 1/2, wd. 45, dp. 22 in.

Note: Founded by Theodore Millet in 1857, for the next half century, the firm crafted high quality decorative arts inspired by 18th century French designs. Their work received numerous international exhibition awards including the Gold Medal at the Exposition Universailles of 1889.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Good condition, expected light crackle to the finish, case key and winder.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Theodore Millet, Arts, Cabriole leg, Culture, Decorative arts, English furniture, Furniture, Millet, Visual arts, France

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