Lot 1397* - A182 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 21. September 2017, 10.00 AM

LADY'S DESK "A FLEURS",

Louis XV, attributed to P. ROUSSEL (Pierre Roussel, maître 1745), Paris, ca. 1760.
Purpleheart and various tinted precious woods in veneer and exquisitely inlaid with flowers, leaves and decorative frieze all-around. The side with 1 drawer. Fine, gilt bronze mounts and sabots.
83x43x72 cm.

Provenance:
- from a French collection.

Comparable pieces of furniture featuring the high-quality floral marquetry characteristic of P. Roussel are depicted in:
P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1989; pp. 730-738.

Pierre Roussel is one of the most important ebenists of the 18th century. His main works are pieces of furniture in the "goût Louis XV".

Literature:
- P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1989; pp. 728-742 (biogr. information).
- J. Nicolay, L'art et la manière des maîtres ébénistes français au XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1976; I, pp. 413/414 (biogr. information).
- A. Pradère, Die Kunst des französischen Möbels, Munich, no date indication; pp. 205/206 (biogr. information).

CHF 15 000 / 20 000

€ 13 160 / 17 540

Sold for CHF 101 300 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.