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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS CITRONNIER AND PARQUETRY TABLE A ECRIRE
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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS CITRONNIER AND PARQUETRY TABLE A ECRIRE

BY GODEFROY DESTER

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A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS CITRONNIER AND PARQUETRY TABLE A ECRIRE
By Godefroy Dester
Inlaid overall with flowerhead-filled trellis, the rectangular three-quarter galleried top above three drawers, the top drawer fitted with a leather-lined writing-slide and a writing well, on square tapering legs inlaid with trailing husks and joined by a galleried platform, terminating in square cast sabots, stamped 'G. DESTER' and with oval storage label, the sabots later
28 in. (71 cm.); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) wide; 13½ in. (34 cm.) deep
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Godefroy Dester, maître in 1774.

Exquisite small tables decorated with floral trellis parquetry in light woods like this example, were a speciality of Dester and his contemporaries Mathieu-Guillaume Cramer (maître in 1771) and Roger van der Cruse dit Lacroix (maître in 1749). A virtually identical example was sold from the collection of the Earl of Rosebery, Mentmore, Bucks., Sotheby's house sale, 25 May 1977, lot 441, while its virtual pair, but lacking the undertier, and also originating from Mentmore, was sold from the collection of the late Eva, Countess of Rosebery, Sotheby's London, 14 June 1991, lot 186.
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