Offered by Galerie Pellat de Villedon
Furniture, works of art and paintings
Mahogany and mahogany veneer desk with flap. The upper part of the desk opens with a large drawer and a flap revealing a writing case, four compartments and six small drawers. The lower part opens with two leaves and reveals two shelves. The secretary rests on four small feet surmounted by curved posts and decorated with grooves. The secretary is topped by a molded white Carrara marble top. It is decorated with gilded and chiseled bronzes in entries of locks and rings of pulling.
Stamped Jean-Henri Riesener
Louis XVI period
Restorations of use
H. 141 x W. 97 x D. 40,5 cm
The secretary we present today bears the mark of the famous cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806). It is particularly his career that must be highlighted to understand what place his furniture had in the evolution of French decorative art production.
52 000 €
38 000 €