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The Fine Sale - May 18, 2023

Thu, May 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 109

Fine Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany Commode Secretaire, Attributed to Pierre Garnier, Possibly North German

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Fitted with a white veined marble top with slightly outset corners. The top drawer sliding and opening to a writing surface with the central 'box' sliding out to reveal two secret drawers. The right secret drawer spuriously inscribed in ink 'Roentgen-Neuwied'.

35 1/2 x 4 ft. 7 1/2 in. x 25 in.


Very minor nicks and scuffing to the marble top. In good overall condition with a french polish throughout. Minor scuffing to the leather lined writing surface. The short drawers in the secretaire are mahogany lined and beautifully made. The side door is locked and without a key. Ormolu handles and escutcheons of a later date. Structurally sound and of very fine quality. 

Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.

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Sold Sotheby's Monaco, February 13, 1983, lot 487 (where it was fitted with further mounts and different escutcheons) and described as 'bearing a stamp J.F. Leleu' (apparently now effaced).