English bureau plat
An English bureau plat in the Louis XIV manner offered by Butchoff Antiques for a six-figure sum.

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This English bureau plat in the Louis XIV manner by makers Toms and Luscombe, not only appeared in London’s International Exhibition of 1862 but also a hundred years later in the 1962 James Bond film Dr No.

The c.1862 desk is seen in Dr No’s quarters on Crab Key island alongside a copy of Francisco Goya’s famous portrait of the Duke of Wellington, which had been stolen from the National Gallery in 1961 and was still missing during the film’s initial release.

Constructed in the manner of Andre-Charles Boulle and ornately dressed in bronze doré mounts rising from modelled swept cabriole legs with a Morocco leather writing surface, the desk is offered from Butchoff Antiques for a six-figure sum.

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