Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Kingwood and Marquetry Writing Desk and Cartonnier

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A highly unusual Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted kingwood and marquetry writing desk and cartonnier.

The clock face signed 'BRINDEAU / A PARIS'. The lockplate signed 'VF Paris'.

This unusual writing desk has a bombé shaped cartonnier (an ornamental box for papers usually for placing on a desk), surmounted by a gilt-bronze putto and a cockerel. The top section is inset with a clock above eight tooled green leather fronted drawers with scroll handles, the shaped sides and back finely inlaid with marquetry panels. The lower section has a fall-front frieze drawer with leather writing surface, opening to two small interior drawers. It is supported by four cabriole legs with fine gilt-bronze acanthus mounts.

The distinctive shape and form of the cartonnier bears close comparison to a Louis XV style bureau by Joseph-Emanuel Zwiener which also incorporates eight leather fronted drawers but is surmounted by a pair of gilt bronze putti and a hound. A further related bureau and cartonnier by Boudet is illustrated by D. Ledoux-Lebard in her book 'Le Mobilier Francais du XIXe Siecle', p. 95.

French, circa 1880.

Literature:

Ledoux - Lebard, Denise. Les Ébénistes du XIXe siècle', Les Editions de L'Amateur, (Paris), 1984; p. 95.



 

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Louis XV
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
    Dimensions
    82.68 in. H x 33.46 in. W x 32.28 in. D
    210 cm H x 85 cm W x 82 cm D
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU102809731523
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