Secretary flap flower marquetry Louis XVI period stamped C. TOPINO and JME (On the rear right pillar) opening a drawer belt surmounting a flap revealing six small drawers and four lockers and two doors in the bottom dissimilar two drawers ; a chest and two compartments.
The front and sides with a frieze of interlacing and rosettes decorated with marquetry panels of flowers on light wood background in a frame of amaranth and rosewood; canted mullions with simulated grooves and gilded bronze drops; resting on straight feet; marble top alep breach (restored); with a back label inscribed W.S Broadwood and 20.
The general shape of this secretary, very architectured, with cutaway adorned with simulated grooves with a frieze of interlacing in the upper drawer, is repeatedly mentioned in the work of Topino
The marquetry of flowers and garlands of flowers is exceptional on this cabinet.
This cabinet is a reference in the work of Topino.
Charles Topino, cabinetmaker received master in 1773.
-Collection of Miss Broadwood, sale Christie's London, July 3, 1986, Lot 117
- Galerie Gierhards, Düsseldorf
- Sale Christie's Paris, December 18, 2001 Lot 314
- Paris Gallery
- Private Collection Paris
The cabinet appears in two main works:
- A. Pradére, French Ebéniste from Louis XIV to the Revolution, Paris, 1989,
Page 318. (cabinet photo in presentation of the cabinetmaker)
- Perrin & son, Sylvain Barbier Sainte Marie; Charles Topino Paris 2005,
Possibility of sending a complete file on request.
Collection de Miss Broadwood, vente Christie's Londres, le 3 juillet 1986, Lot 117 - Galerie Gierha
Price : on request
3 800 €
22 000 €