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A LOUIS XVI TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY BUREAU A CYLINDRE

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A LOUIS XVI TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY BUREAU A CYLINDRE
By René Dubois

Quarter-veneered overall and banded in green-stained wood, boxwood lines and mahogany, the three-quarter galleried rectangular top above a cylinder roll-top, enclosing a sliding leather writing-surface fitted with four drawers, four simulated drawers and three compartments, the frieze with three drawers and three further simulated drawers to the reverse, the panelled sides each with slides on square tapering legs headed by foliate mounts and on acanthus-wrapped floral sabots, , stamped I. DUBOIS JME, re-mounted, restorations and replacements to veneer
57in. (145cm.) wide; 45in. (140cm.) high; 29in. (74cm.) deep

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René Dubois, maître in 1755

This cylinder-bureau is stamped I.DUBOIS, the brand employed by René Dubois in his rue de Charenton atelier, inherited from his father, Jacques Dubois, following his death in 1762. This was first observed by J.Nicolay in L'art et la manière des Maîtres Ebénistes français au XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1956, pp. 94-95, and it is generally assumed that furniture of pronounced Louis XVI character, bearing this stamp, is by René rather than his father.
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