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- An eight-legged "Mazarin" desk with inlaid brass...

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- An eight-legged "Mazarin" desk with inlaid brass decoration on a background of red tinted marine turtle (Chelonioidea spp) (pre Convention). The rectangular top is decorated with dancers under a canopy in the centre of a composition after Bérain, with scrolls, tendrils and scrolls, dragons and exotic birds in flight. It opens with six drawers in three rows separated by crosspieces in two boxes, on either side of a central drawer and a door. Louis XIV period. The base is from the later period and is composed of eight sheathed feet joined by two X-shaped braces. H. : 80,4 cm - W. : 128,5 cm - D. : 74 cm. Reinforced top, wear to the marquetry, uprising, cracks and missing parts, restorations.