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■ƒ NEOCLASSIC IMPERIAL OFFICE BY IPPOLIT MONIGHETTI, DELIVERY FOR ALEXANDER II AT LIVADIA PALACE, circa 1860 In blackened pearwood and lapis lazuli veneer, with chased and gilded bronze ornamentation, the top covered in black leather, decorated with hardstone flower marquetry and encircled by acanthus leaf and rais-de-cœur friezes, opening with two lateral drawers at the waist, The keyhole escutcheons are decorated with foliate scrolls, and the baluster feet are fluted with asperges and each adorned at the top with two medallions, one with a crowned 'A' and laurel leaf garlands, joined by an H-shaped brace; restorations H.: 76 cm. (30 in.); W.: 184 cm. (72 ½ in.); D.: 97 cm. (38 in.) To bid, please see the "Sales information" section.

paris, France