Small 18th Century Louis XV Kingwood Fall Front or Ladies' Desk

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Object Description

An 18th century fall-front secretaire or secretaire de Dame of petite proportions and of bombe shape with a shaped rouge marble top above a frieze drawer. The bombe front and doors divided into cartouche panels, each panel quatre-foil veneered highlighting the beautiful grain of the kingwood. Attention is drawn to the top corner ornaments of the marquetry panels that are notably outlined in the shape of a stylized leave. The shaped sides of the secretaire have conforming marquetry panels and the secretaire is raised on tapering legs in gilt-bronze foliate sabots.

Object History

Shape and design of this small desk, in particular the accentuation of the panel marquetry, appear to be in the tradition of works by Jean- Mathieu Chevallier (1694-1768, maitre 1743), Antoine Mathieu Criard (circa 1724-1787, maitre 1747) und F.C. Franc (1722-1799, maitre 1756).

Object Literature

Pierre Kjellberg: Le Mobilier Francais du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris 2008, p. 195b (about Chevalier) , p. 244b (about Criard), p. 373 (abou Franc with with a similar comparative item).

Object Condition

Good, wear consistent with age and use, refreshed French polish – detailed condition report on request

Object Details

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Dealer Location

Jakob F. Mueller Antiquitaeten
Fasanenstrasse 28
Berlin
10719
Germany