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Writing desk with candelabra. With a black, brown...

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Writing desk with candelabra. With a black, brown and gold lacquered moving tray, Asian, decorated with turtles, surrounded by a gilt bronze rocaille mount, decorated with flowers and leaves, some forming feet, and presenting two cups (ink and sand) and a Magot or Putai sitting in porcelain of China. Two arms of light in the shape of a shrub with leaves and buttons in gilded bronze and brass, punctuated with flowers in polychrome porcelain. Louis XV style, composed of old elements. Bearing a label on the back "Inkwell Louis XV [...] purchased by the Marquis Hippolyte d'Argence". 22,5 x 50 x 35,5 cm. Some defects to the lacquer and the bronze. Wear, some cracks, small accidents and missing parts, especially to the ceramics and the lacquer Hippolyte Achard de Joumard-Tison, Marquis d'Argence (1845-1905). Provenance: Sale Me Etienne Ader, Palais Galliera, June 11, 1965, lot 7.