A late 18th century Louis XVI mahogany bureau plat or writing desk. The rectangular brass banded top accentuated by projecting round forecorners. Set with a finely gold tooled green leather writing surface above three frieze drawers opposing three dummy drawers all with beaded gilt-bronze banding. The right front drawer opens to reveal a pull-out storage compartment with a hidden safe behind. Veneered with mahogany on an oak carcase, with candle slides on each side, on fluted tapering legs terminating in in gilt-bronze sabots. The beautifully conserved patina of the wooden surface emanates warmth and depths.
This bureau plat with its clear geometric design executed in mahogany and gilt-bronze can be compared to the works of the Paris ebenist Charles Bernard Provost (1706-1786, maitre 1737).
See: Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier francais du XVIIIe siècle, Paris 2008, p. 719/720
||Louis XVI, spätes 18. Jh. / Louis XVI period, late 18th century
|PLACE OF ORIGIN:
||Frankreich / France
|MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:
||Mahagoni, vergoldete Bronze, Leder / Mahogany, gilt bronze, leather
||Sehr gut. Minimale Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren, originale Lederplatte mit Gebrauchsspuren/ Very good. Minor wear consistent of age and use, original leather plate with traces of use.
||73 cm ( 28.75 in. )
|| 113 cm (44.45 in. )
|| 56 cm (22.05 in. )
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