255 A fine French pier cabinet, plum pudding mahogany with ormolu gallery and mounts, 19th century, $1,200–2,000 256 An 18th century North Italian marquetry walnut bureau/wine servery interior has been altered to accommodate bottles (most likely in the 19th century) 112cm high, 123cm wide, 59cm deep $1,000–2,000 ❖ 257 Lion Monument of Lucerne designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1884) Switzerland commemorative plaque, carved wood 19th century, the Latin inscription HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI means “To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss” referring to the Swiss Guard soldiers who died trying to protect the French Royal family at Tuileries castle in Paris on August 10, 1792. 58 x 55cm $400–6,00 258 A French vitrine with hand painted scenes and ormolu mounts, late 19th century, $2,000–3,000 259 A French provincial carver chair, walnut, circa 1840 54cm across the arms $100–200 ❖ 260 An 18th century French walnut twin pedestal desk, 74cm high, 145cm wide, 72cm deep $1,500–2,500 ❖ ❖ Lots with this symbol are illustrated online at www.leski.com.au 258 35