A French late 19th century ormolu-mounted mahogany, satiné and Coromandel lacquer bonheur du jour by Fernand Kohl, Paris. photo Bonhams

surmounted by a rectangular marble top, opening with two doors to an interior fitted with one shelf, above a frieze drawer with a push release button, on square tapering legs and toupie feet joined by an under-tier, the drawer with a metal plaque inscribed Fernand KOHL/ 55 rue traversière/ PARIS, 96cm wide, 44cm deep, 161cm high (37.5" wide, 17" deep, 63" high). Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000, US$ 16,000 - 25,000, € 12,000 - 17,000 - Unsold

Note: Fernand Kohl, situated at 55 Rue Traversiere in Paris, exhibited in the Paris Exhibition Universelle of 1889 where he obtained a bronze medal.

Provenance: - Collection Pierre Lecoules, Paris.

Literature: - Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Dictionnaire des Ebénistes et Menuisiers du 19e siècle, Les éditions de l'Amateur, 1989.

Bonhams. Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art including the Beurdeley collection. New Bond Street, 6 Jul 2011 at 14:00