A Louis XVI Style Parquetry and Marquetry Fall-Front Secrétaire
A Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parquetry and Marquetry Fall-Front Secrétaire with a Marble Top.] This elegantly shaped Secrétaire is decorated...
DimensionsHeight: 118 cm (47 in)
Width: 96 cm (38 in)
Depth: 42 cm (17 in)
A Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parquetry and Marquetry Fall-Front Secrétaire with a Marble Top.]
This elegantly shaped Secrétaire is decorated all over with foliate lattice inlay and has an inset marble top with three quarter gallery, above a central fall-front door and two cupboard doors. The canted uprights are headed by gilt-bronze ribbon tied mounts and the Secretaire terminates in ogee feet with gilt-bronze rosettes, untied by a shaped apron centred by a fine fronded acanthus mount. The fall front is enlivened by a very fine gilt-bronze framed, patinated bronze relief; an allegory of Water, with putti playing with a Dolphin, in the manner of Clodion, possibly after a drawing by Givanni Battista Cipriani.