Live Auction

The December 2023 Auctions: Day One

Thu, Dec 14, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 173

French Second Empire Mahogany And Birdseye Maple Ormolu Mounted Bureau De Campagne Ca. 1850 - 1870, H 45" W 64" Depth 32"

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

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$0 $5
$30 $10
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$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
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$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
On campaign style base consisting of two stacked sets of four drawers secured for moving with outer hinged door stile. Desk top opens to reveal a slide out desk surface with a fall front. Desk interior comprised of Birdseye maple surface, sides and drawer fronts. Drawers fitted with acanthus leaf mounts surrounding original key hole and locks. The whole surmounted by three matching drawers. Facing side having finely finished bronze ormolu of wreaths containing a torch with star, and acanthus leaf accents.| Please note this lot is quite heavy. DuMouchelles is happy to provide curbside pickup services. However, our employees may not be available to assist our clients in packing or loading of any pieces, including bulky or heavy ones. If you are picking up bulky or heavy pieces, please bring assistance to pack and load your vehicle.


Most doors missing original bronze pulls. front facing missing bronze stars and bronze wreath that surrounded bronze mask (two cracks on center panel as seen in photos). Likely refinished in the late 19th c., Original locks. Has working key. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.