|LOUIS XVI SE153|
Important French Louis XVI secretaire a abattant. A real masterpiece, signed by Jean Baptiste Vassou, master in paris, 1.28.1767
A small sized marquetry fall front secretaire with geometric panels, bookmatch veneered and ribbon twist bordered.
Angled corners stop fluted. Drawer with carved fluting. Veneers including tulip wood, satin wood and amaranth.
Secondary wood is oak. Original condition including patina, marble top, bronze ormolu mounts, hinges, locks and leather lining.
Paris, circa 1770/75
55" (139.5 cm) h, 29 1/2" (75 cm) w, 13 1/2" (34 cm) d
References: 1) Pg. 61 TH. MASSIN "Mobilier Louis XVI", Paris
2) Pg. 853 Pierre Kjellberg "Le Mobilier Francais du XVIII Siecle (18th Century Cabinet Makers)
3) Pg. 302 Comte Francois de Salverte "Les Ebenistes du XVIII Siecle" (signature research), 1934