Wunderschöner Louis XV Damensekretär, sog. „Bureau de Dame“ in der Art des Jean-Charles Ellaume


A shaped fall-front opening to reveal a leather-lined writing surface, four drawers, pigeon-holes and a secret door, with two small drawers and one full-lenght drawer above a shaped apron, on tapering cabriole legs. The piece is veneered in tulipwood and amaranth and shape and interior fitting made in the manner of Jean-Charles Ellaume, maitre en 1754, but does not bear a stamp. Although the dates of his birth and death are unrecorded it is known that Jean-Charles Ellaume was received as a maître-ébéniste in 1754 and worked for more than 30 years from his Parisian workshop in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine. His work was of the finest quality, ornamented with intricate veneers and superb gilt bronze mounts. His furniture is included in the collections of the Chateau de Morlanne, and Vendeuvre, the Chateau Royal de Wawel, Krakow, and the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Bernay.


OF THE PERIOD: Louis XV, mid 18th ct.
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Marquetry tulipwood, amaranth on oak carcass, gilt bronze
CONDITION: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
HEIGHT:
96 cm (37,79 in.)
WIDTH: 81 cm (31,88 in.)
DEPTH: 45 cm  (17.71 in. )
Price Upon Request