Sale 22CN01 | Lot 152

William IV Gilt Bronze Mounted Tulipwood Bureau Plat by Town & Emanuel

Catalogue: Old Master Paintings/English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorations
William IV Gilt Bronze Mounted Tulipwood Bureau Plat by Town and Emanuel

Lot Details

Lot 152
William IV Gilt Bronze Mounted Tulipwood Bureau Plat by Town & Emanuel
Circa 1835
With three frieze drawers opposed by dummy drawers; the underside with a printed label: 'Town & Emanuel Manufacturers of Buhl Marqueterie, Resner [sic] & Carved Furniture, Tripods, Screens of the Finest & Most Superb Designs of the Times of Louis 14th. Splendid Cabinets & Tables inlaid with Fine Sevre [sic] & Dresden China .'. Height 29 inches (73.7 cm), width 49 1/2 inches (125.7 cm), depth 28 inches (71.1 cm).

Town & Emanuel (fl. 1830-1849) was among one of the first London firms to sell antique and produce revivalist furniture, reflecting aristocratic taste for Ancient Régime furniture styles; see Frances Collard, 'Town & Emanuel', Furniture History, vol. 32 (1996), pp. 81-89.


Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $3,150 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Previous restorations, repaired break to top of front left leg, losses and replacements to veneers, one sabot off but extant, old marks and scratches, tearing to veneer of top at back left side along line of construction board underneath, scratches to top, losses to veneers of front frieze to right of center drawer, left side and legs, with two keys, one working for side drawers, the other not working for center drawer.


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Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $3,150 (includes buyer's premium)

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