A double-sided flat desk mounted on oak and inlaid with satin wood.
It rests on four curved legs adorned with large chutes in the shape of a spangle and finished with enveloping hooves in the shape of lion's paws.
It opens with three drawers in the front waistband and three drawers are simulated in the rear waistband.
The belt has a central indentation and bronze mustaches adorn each side of the narrower and recessed middle drawer. Bronze frames adorn the drawers, the back side and the sides. Large bronze masks appear in the central part of the sides and smaller masks forming a keyhole appear on the central drawers of the front and rear sides.
The top is lined with gilded fawn leather with small irons and surrounded by a gilded bronze ingot mold adorned with foliated spandrels at each angle. This desk is exceptional for the high quality of its bronzes, their gilding and their carving.
Napoleon III period Regency style, model of Charles Cressent Charles Cressent (1685-1768), cabinetmaker of the Regent Philippe d'Orléans was the greatest cabinetmaker under the Regency. Cabinetmaker as much as sculptor, he multiplied the decorative bronzes that he melted in his workshops to embellish the furniture of his exceptional production.
38 000 €