Louis XVI secretaire à abattantshow more info
Zwaanenburg & Visser Antiquairs
Hoge Nieuwstraat 138 - 140
3311 AK Dordrecht
This secretaire à abattant has a rectangular top made of Saint-Jean Fleuri marble and is constructed without a top drawer. The fall-front enclosing a fitted interior, contains five drawers and a cupboard door in satinwood with palisander crossbanding.
The fall-front and the doors are inlaid with a large marquetry banding with square corner ending. The bronze ornaments are not gilded but have their own bronze patina witch give this piece a rich but not overdone look. The Dutch Louis XVI period was very French inspired but much less excessive which gives these pieces a sereen look.
Former collection “kunst en antiekgalerie Het Loo”, fa. Weijermars.
|Period:||Late 18th Century|
|Date of manufacture:||Ca. 1785-1788|
|Place of Origin:||The Netherlands|
|Technique:||Veneered with satinwood, amaranth, palisander|
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