872/​1481
A Russian made mechanical mahogany and brass banded desk after the model by Giovanni Socci. 19th/20th century. H. 89 cm. W. 108 cm. D. 81 cm.

Description

A Russian made mechanical mahogany and brass banded desk after the model by Giovanni Socci, elliptical in shape, six 'saber' legs resting on a plinth, counterweights and gear mechanism, when pulling the chair, by this single gesture opens the plateau and releases a small grandstand forming reading secretary topped with leather. Louis XVI style, 19th/20th century. H. 89 cm. W. 108 cm. D. 81 cm.

The model of this table was made by Italian cabinetmaker Giovanni Socci (1774–1842) in 1807, on commission of the Queen of Etruria Maria Louisa di Borbone and today located at Palazzo Pitti, Florence. The table was then repeated in another more simple version a few years later this time to Napoleon's sister Elisa Bonaparte Baciocci in 1814, which is today exhibited at Fontainebleau. This present table is inspired by the one at Fontainebleau.

Condition

Condition report on request. furniture@bruun-rasmussen.dk

The submission of bids on this lot number requires the prior registration of a valid debit/credit card, presentation of photo ID and the payment of a deposit of 25.000 DKK on request. Registration of debit/credit card, photo ID and deposit is due no later than the 8th June.

Please contact Bruun Rasmussen regarding this via email: bids@bruun-rasmussen.dk or tel.: +45 8818 1013.

Auction

Russian art & icons, 9 June 2017

Category

Furniture

Estimate

200,000–250,000 kr.

Price realised

Not sold