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Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany Secrétaire en Cabinet by Jean-Francois Leleu

$35,000

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The later breccia marble top over two paneled doors opening to reveal shelves, above a drawer over a fall front with an interior fitted with drawers and compartments, and two further doors where the coffre-fort compartment used to be, raised on short rectangular feet, the upper back stamped “J. F.Leleu” and “JME” once. Jean-François Leleu (1729-1807) was one of the most distinguished Parisian ébénistes of the latter part of the 18th century. Leleu completed his apprenticeship in the workshop of the renowned ébéniste Jean-François Oeben. He left the workshop after his death as the workshop went to Riesener and became master in 1764. He quickly established himself on his own and soon counted Louis XV, the king of France, the king's mistress Madame du Barry, and the Prince de Condé among his clients. This secrétaire reflects the strong, masculine and architectural neoclassical forms favored by Leleu.

Details

  • Creator
    Jean-François Leleu (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 66.75 in. (169.55 cm)Width: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Depth: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XVI (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Bronzes regilded.
  • Seller Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 10581stDibs: LU83768752213

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    Ships From: Boston, MA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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