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A highly important gilt-bronze-mounted kingwood, amaranth, marquetry and parquetry writing table stamped J.H. Riesener

  • GBR
  • 2008-07-08
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A highly important gilt-bronze-mounted kingwood, sycamore, amaranth, marquetry and parquetry writing table stamped J.H. Riesener
Louis XVI,  circa 1780, The three-quarter gallery cast with ovoloes above a rectangular top richly inlaid with a central oval marquetry panel depicting a bouquet of flowers contained within a trelliswork ground enclosing flowerheads, the panelled frieze with an alternating band of husks and lunettes containing three drawers, with flower and foliate corner mounts, with similarly mounted sides, on octagonal tapering legs with gilt-bronze banding, terminating in leaf-cast toupie feet; the central drawer probably originally fitted with a writing device, the drawer on the right with a compartment for writing implements, now missing; the underneath with the traces of an illegible paper label
76.5cm. high, 96.5cm. wide, 53.5cm. deep; 2ft. 6¼in., 3ft. 1½in., 1ft. 8¾ in.

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