Luxury Design, Past & Present
Signed French meubled'appui after model by André Charles Boulle of black painted wood, mounted with gilt bronze, inlaid with tortoise shell and brass. Plate of Belgian black marble. The door is fitted with Socrates who listens to a philosophy lesson given by the courtesan Aspasia, surrounded by oak leaves. Signed BEFORT JEUNE several places. Paris about 1860.