AN EXCEPTIONAL 19TH CENTURY LOUIS XV STYLE BOULLE LADIES BOMBE BUREAU - REF No. 3003
H: 36 1/2 in / 92.7 cm ; W: 30 in /76.3 cm ; D: 18 1/2 / 47 cm
A magnificent 19th century French gilt metal mounted and brass marquetry inlaid bombe bureau in the Louis XV style with three quarter brass gallery top, the fall front to reveal a superb satinwood fitted interior with open shelf above three small drawers then below two secret sliding covers. Resting on four brass mounted cabriole legs again with brass marquetry inlay.
André-Charles Boulle (11 November 1642 – 28 February 1732) was the French cabinetmaker who is generally considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry, even "the most remarkable of all French cabinetmakers." His fame in marquetry led to his name being given to the fashion he perfected of inlaying brass and tortoiseshell, known as Boulle (or, in 19th-century Britain, Buhl work).