Ormolu-Mounted Marquetry Roll-Top Desk Attributed to P. Bernard For Sale
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Ormolu-Mounted Marquetry Roll-Top Desk Attributed to P. Bernard

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After the model by Jean-Henri Riesener (French, 1734-1806). Of the Napoleon III period, in the Louis XVI style, with fruitwood and ebony inlaid in bois de citronnier, mahogany and amaranth, with a three-quarter galleried rectangular top above a roll-top, opening to reveal a leather-lined writing slide with four short drawers and five pigeon holes, the frieze centred by a push button drawer mounted with an ormolu panel with cherubs in the manner of Clodion, the sides similarly mounted with panels representing 'Sculpture', the back veneered to form a centrepiece. Literature: Christopher Payne, European Furniture of the 19th century, Antique Collectors Club, 2013, p. 111 This roll-top desk is after a famous model by Jean-Henri Riesener which was made for Marie-Antoinette's new apartments at the Chdes Tuileries in 1784 and now forms part of the collection in the Louvre, Paris. P. Bernard is listed at 4 Passage des Postes, Paris from 1856-1876. An almost identical roll-top desk stamped by Bernard, sold Christie's New York, 13 December 1983, lot 412.

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  • Dimensions
    H 42.13 in. x W 45.67 in. x D 25.99 in.H 107 cm x W 116 cm x D 66 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    14620
  • Reference Number
    LU95635670133
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