Louis XV Style Tall Standing Desk / Table by Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdley
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A Louis XV style Second Empire (Napoleon III) small writing desk / table (lectern, stand, or podium) of fruitwood and kingwood, with an embossed gilt green leather slant-front writing surface over two (2) open shelves supported by elegant cabriole legs with gilt bronze / ormolu mounts at knees terminating in gilt bronze sabots, slant-front top is hinged and opens to reveal storage below, small drawer on either side with gilt bronze knobs.
Stamped under apron on each side" A BEURDELEY À PARIS" (see IMAGE 10)
Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley (1847-1919)
Parisian Ébéniste (Cabinetmaker)
Originally purchased for The French Room (restaurant) at The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, Texas from Manheim Galleries for use by the Maitre d'
The French room underwent a major renovation / redecoration and reopen FALL 2017.