Stamped by Godefroy Dester
In moiré lemon-tree veneer on all sides, highlighted with amaranth fillets and finely chased bronze frames. It opens on the outside with a cylinder topped by two latticed doors and six drawers adorned with ormolu.
The interior features a tan leather-covered sliding top and three small drawers, one of which holds a silvered metal inkwell.
It stands on four tapered legs with simulated amaranth veneered flutes.
Godefroy Dester: Master of July 27, 1774
His production of Louis XVI furniture represents his most personal style, most often small pieces of meticulously crafted, highly rigorous furniture.
- "Les ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle", Comte de Salverte, Vanoest, 1953, pl. XVIII p.93 (ref 252)
- Réunion des Musées Nationaux website, cylinder desk in amaranth and lemon veneer
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