A Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted kingwood, marquetry and parquetry secretaire a abattant
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A Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted kingwood, marquetry and parquetry secretaire a abattant

BY EDMOND POTEAU, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted kingwood, marquetry and parquetry secretaire a abattant
By Edmond Poteau, Paris, Late 19th Century
Of rectangular shape, the spreading top above a frieze drawer, the fall front centred by an oval reserve inlaid with figures among classical ruins, the reverse with gilt-tooled green leather writing surface, the lockplate engraved E. POTEAU/59, RUE DE TURENNE, PARIS, the interior with two adjustable shelves, above two panelled doors, the sides with cube parquetry, on square tapering feet
68 in. (173 cm.) high; 36¾ in. (93.5 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

Ledoux-Lebard records Edmond Poteau as having had a workshop at 9, rue Mignon, Paris, between 1856 and 1874, and at 59, rue de Turenne towards the end of the century. Poteau's work favoured the Transitional and Louis XVI styles, with particular emphasis, as demonstrated here, on fine marquetry and parquetry inlay.

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