Flat writing desk in a veneer of amaranth and maple, with an ormolu decoration.
The apron has two drawers. The writing table stands on four tapered legs.
It is finely decorated with patterns of rosettees, interlacing and imitation flutes in marquetry.
It has an attractive ormolu ornamentation, such as the astragal and caps. The top is covered in black leather.
Period: Louis XVI
Stamp: Jean-François LELEU, received as Master in 1764
Provenance : Deane Jonhnson Collection
Bibliography: two writing tables with the same décoration or in a similar style are reproduced in Le Mobilier français du XVIII° siècle by P.Kjellberg, Paris, page 508 fig. A. and Les Ebénistes français de Louis XIV à la Révolution by A.Pradère, Paris, 1989, page 340.
Height 72,5 cm. 28 1/2 in.
Width 112,5 cm. 44 1/4 in.
Depth 58,5 cm. 23 1/2 in.