Lot 234

BARGUENO also known as "ESCRITORIO DE SALAMANCA" in rectangular walnut. The flap is decorated with a hasp lock with two bolts and four locks. Two pendants and six scallops. Cut-out metal motifs on a red velvet background. It reveals fourteen drawers including three double ones and two doors. Each drawer is adorned on either side with a double column arcature made of bone inlaid with gilded and blackened wood, with a pull knob in the shape of a metal pinecone. Work of the 19th century in the Spanish taste of the 17th century. Height 68, Width 108, Depth 44,5 cm. (small accidents). On a STAND with uprights with three columns on each side, with a twisted central one, connected by a spacer with arcatures. Pullers with vegetal motif grips. Haute Epoque style. 19th century. Height. 81 Width. 86 cm. Total height 148 cm. Provenance: descendant of Marie-Pie Michel Claret (1805-1886), architect-decorator of Napoleon III, protégé of Baron James de Rothschild. Escritorio de Salamanca, cabinet in the Spanish taste of the 17th century. Bibliography: Maria Paz AGUILO ALONSO, "El meuble en Espana siglos XVI-XVII", to be compared with the facade of the cabinet illustrated under number 218, p.291.