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A fine English bureau de dame in the style of Louis VX, attributed to Town and Emanuel, the rectangular topwith a single continuous frieze drawer raised on slender cabriole legs, the top section with a central cupboard flanked by paired small drawers, decorated overall in kingwood and tulipwood veneers and crossbanding and applied with high-quality ormolu mounts and twelve Sevres porcelain plaques painted in the style of Boucher showing pastoral scenes, bird studies and flowers in polychrome and gilt with bleu de ciel borders. English, circa 1840.
Footnote: Please see Christopher Payne ‘British Furniture 1820-1920 The Luxury Market’, The Antique Collector’s Club, 2023, pp.95-96, figs. 2.53 and 2.55 for two cabinets with similar decoration, one stamped Town & Emanuel.
Town & Emanuel were known for manufacturing fine English furniture in the French style of the finest quality by ‘Appointment to Her Majesty’. The ‘Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840′ lists Town & Emanuel as ‘dealers in & Manufacturers of antique furniture, curiosities and pictures‘, who occupied 103 New Bond Street from c. 1830 until the sale of their ‘Magnificent and Extensive Stock‘ by Christie’s on 19 April 1849. They were inspired by the Buhl Revival -manufacturing, restoring and dealing in French furniture and objets d’art. Their trade label features the arms of Queen Adelaide headed ‘By Appointment To Her Majesty’, with a lengthy inscription which includes ‘Manufacturers of … splendid cabinets & tables inlaid with fine Sevres & Dresden china &c.’ The firm’s patrons included, besides Royalty, the Duke of Buccleuch, the Duke of Buckingham and Lord Braybrooke.
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A fine English bureau de dame in the style of Louis VX, attributed to Town and Emanuel