A Superb Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Louis XVI Style Bureau à Cylindre Possibly François Linke for Maison Krieger
In the manner of Adam Weisweiler
Cajou, platane trellis-parquetry, ébène and buis stringings, the rounded corner marble top above three small drawers, the cylinder front opening to a gilt-tooled leather lined writing slide and five small drawers, the frieze fitted with three drawers, the central drawer, with spring-loaded secret release, is decorated with an ormolu relief plaque which depicts a group of putti at play, the two side drawers with hidden key holes beneath the handles. The sides and back completely finished with similar parquetry and an ormolu relief plaque, supported by four female caryatid figures, each supporting a flower-filled basket and with a foliate and tassel lower terminal, joined by a shaped stretcher on four spirally fluted toupie feet.
Signed “Alfred Schmidt Paris” to the locks
Height – 44 inches / 112cm
Width – 37 inches / 94cm
Depth – 22 inches / 56cm