Sale 19CN01 | Lot 351

Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Bois Satiné, Amaranth, Fruitwood Parquetry and Marquetry Secrétaire stamped E Lavesseur

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters/Russian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 351
Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Bois Satiné, Amaranth, Fruitwood Parquetry and Marquetry Secrétaire stamped E Lavesseur
Circa 1780
The D-shaped three-quarter galleried white marble top above a conforming case fitted with a sping-loaded central drawer mounted with a plaque of putti above a tambour door with an oval reserve depicting a battle scene with soldiers and cannon, opening to an interior inlaid with a perspectival floor and rusticated walls and over two short drawers and a long drawer with a sliding leather-lined writing panel, the whole flanked by drawers swiveling outward above and below pierced galleried open shelves with inlaid rusticated backs, the lower section with a long drawer flanked by swiveling drawers, the right fitted for pens, raised on tapering fluted legs ending in octagonal sabots; the back stamped E. LEVASSEUR. Heigth 52 1./4 inches (132.8 cm), width 29 1/4 inches (74.3 cm), depth 14 inches (35.6 cm).

Étienne Levasseur, maître in 1766.

A sécretaire by Levasseur of related form, with galleried top and open side shelves, is illustrated, P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français Du XVIII Siècle, p. 527.


Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Sold for $31,250 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Good restored condition, lacking white marble shelf to outside left upper shelf, panel to back off but extant, rubbing to ormolu mounts, tambour door once with knob above escutcheon but now in drawer, repairs and restorations to veneers, front right leg with repaired break at top, old marks and scratches, slightly faded


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Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Sold for $31,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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