Rectangular in shape, it opens with a sliding top, leading to a drawer by concealing the crosspieces which reveals a writing tablet, covered in leather. The latter, lifting up, discovers a mail compartment and on the right, a small ink locker.
It rests on feet sheathed in satin veneer.
Marquetry decoration called "à la reine" composed of rosettes with hearts in green tinted wood, on tobacco-tinted wood veneer backgrounds, acanthus caps and decreasing sycamore triglyphs underlined with green tinted fillets, in satin frames , and enhanced with rosewood. The marquetry is enhanced with intaglio engraving, tinted black.
Ornamentation of chiseled bronzes: gallery with openwork columns highlighted with so-called "sandblasted" dishes and clogs.
Mounted on first choice oak.
Stamp of Léonard BOUDIN (Master's degree March 4, 1761), below a belt crossbar.
Louis XVI period
H (with gallery) 72.5 cm x W 68 cm x D (closed) 34.5 cm
Height without gallery 70.5 cm
Open top depth 61.5 cm.
Original lock and hinges, oak bottoms.
Stamp of L. BOUDIN under a crosspiece.
18th Century French Furniture - Pierre Kjellberg - Les Editions de l'Amateur - 2008, Page 242.
The cabinetmakers of the 18th century - Count François de Salverte - Les éditions d'Art et d'Histoire - 1934
Works by Léonard Boudin can be seen in particular at the Louvre, Carnavalet, Cognacq-Jay Museum – Paris, Château de Chant sur Marne, Château de Versailles – Paris region and Metropolitan Museum of Art New York.
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34 000 €