An ormolu mounted plum-pudding mahogany secrétaire à abattant attributed to Bernard Molitor. Louis XVI, last quarter 18th century.
The bleu turquin marble top surrounded by a pierced three-quarter gallery, above a frieze drawer and a panelled fall front enclosing a fitted interior with leather-lined writing surface, nine variously-sized drawers and an opened compartment, above a pair of panelled doors enclosing three drawers, flanked by brass inlaid fluted columns, on rounded tapering legs and toupie feet.
Bernard Molitor (1755-1833) master in 1787
Litt. An identical secretaire, signed Molitor, is reproduced, in Ulrich Leben, Molitor ébéniste de Louis XVI à Louis XVIII, Monelle Hayot 1992, n°53B page 187
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