cf. T. Couvrat Desvergnes, Dupré-Lafon Décorateur des Millionaires, Paris, 1990, pp. 174-175, 182-183 for other examples of desks of this model.
The authenticity of this lot has been confirmed by the estate of Paul Dupré-Lafon. On the buyer's request a certificate of authenticity can be issued by the estate for a fee.