Louis XVI Secrétaire
Stamped twice Riesener and once Richter
In flamed mahogany veneer. He opens a drawer discovering a "Castin" in mahogany with six drawers.
In the lower part it opens with two leaves revealing two oak compartments.
The rear legs are "en ressaut", forming the feet.
Three gilded and chased bronze astragals heal the flap of the leaves and the drawer, laurel rings and lozenges, openwork lock entry with putti decor in opposite and lock entry to the horns of plenty, on the slaughterhouse.
White marble molded from a cavet.
Jean-Nicolas Buache, first geographer of the king under the reign of Louis XVI. Remained in his family by descent.
Private Mansion Bourges.
A Louis XVI commode with similar curved uprights was presented for sale by Ader, Picard and Tajan in Paris in 1987 (Pierre Kjelleberg, French furniture of the 18th century, P.701)
Well-known cartographer, himself a son-in-law of the great cartographer, Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726). It is enough to say that he was born on February 15, 1741, under favorable auspices for later career in this branch of activity. He is not yet born when, in 1729, Ph. Buache is named First Geographer of the King and first holder of a geographer's place created by Louis XV for him at the Academy of Sciences. Buache de La Neuville, in turn, will occupy these two functions, the first under the kingship, the second at the National Institute in 1795. It must be said that he had benefited from an environment all the more favorable than his uncle Having no children, he was called by him, taking charge of him, and later associating him with his work for fifteen years. It was Buache de La Neuville who, on the death of Philippe Buache, became the custodian of his geographical maps. Buache de La Neuville was appointed to the Bureau des longitudes at its foundation in 1795 as a geographer. He died in Paris on November 21, 1825.
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