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Louis XVI secretaire à abattant



Subcategory: Desks
Movement & Style: Louis XVI
Period: Late 18th Century
Date: Ca. 1785-1788
Place of Origin: Netherlands
Material: Oak
Technique: Veneered with satinwood, amaranth, palisander
Height: 137 cm
Width: 100 cm
Depth: 45 cm
Condition: Excellent

Article no: 326

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Zwaanenburg & Visser Antiquairs

Hoge Nieuwstraat 138 - 140
3311 AK Dordrecht
The Netherlands

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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.

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