Neoclassical style French gilt bronze mounted marquetry desk

After Riesener, Jean Henri (French, 1735-1806)

£25,000

This outstanding antique desk was crafted after an original model by Riesener, commissioned by the manager of the French Royal Furniture collection.

 

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Description

The top inset with a central marquetry chess board with surrounding floral bouquets, with elaborate ormolu mounted marquetry frieze below, leading to four legs.

After the model by Jean-Henri Riesener (French, 1734–1806) known as the 'La Table aux Muses' (Table of the Muses). This table is a variation of the original in the collection of the Musée de Versailles (Inventory number T510c), located in the Petit Trianon. It was commissioned by Pierre-Elisabeth de Fontanieu and completed by Riesener in 1771.

Provenance-+

Formerly in the collection of MGM Studios, used in the 1938 film 'Marie Antoinette'

Literature-+

Ledoux-Lebard, D., Le Mobilier Français du XIX Siècle (2000), Paris, Les Éditions de l’Amateur, pp. 482-3.

Details

Artist / Maker
After Riesener, Jean Henri (French, 1735-1806)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Louis XVI, Neoclassical
Material
Marquetry, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Brown, Gold

Dimensions

Height
77 cm / 30.3 inches
Width
110 cm / 43.3 inches
Depth
64 cm / 25.2 inches

Reference:
15127

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