A northern European mid 18th Century Fruitwood bureau cabinet ( Cartonnier) dating from c 1750. The top with arched cornice above a central arched cross banded and ebony strung door containing a single shelf and lined in burgundy silk. The door flanked by nine cross banded drawers with ebony stringing and brass handles. The bureau base with ebony strung fall front containing a white leather lined interior with four drawers and shelf, above two long correspondingly decorative drawers, the whole standing on cabriole legs. Lovely mellow colour, good condition with various minor marks consistent with age and use. No evidence of any other handles being fitted so handles and escutcheons are probably original. 2450

Dimensions:100 cm wide at widest point, 50 cm deep, 171 cm high