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A MAHOGANY, ROSEWOOD, TULIPWOOD, PARQUETRY AND LINE INLAID GILT-METAL-MOUNTED SECRÉTAIRE À ABATTANT

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A MAHOGANY, ROSEWOOD, TULIPWOOD, PARQUETRY AND LINE INLAID GILT-METAL-MOUNTED SECRÉTAIRE À ABATTANT
OF LOUIS XVI DESIGN

The rectangular top inset with a beige and red flecked marble panel, enclosed by a border cast with fruiting laurel, the frieze fitted with a single long drawer above a fall-flap onlaid with a blue-ground oval porcelain panel, decorated with winged cherubs amongst clouds, enclosing a rosewood lined interior with two short drawers above a green leather writing surface, four long similarly inlaid drawers below, flanked by acanthus and laurel-chain mounts, the sides inlaid with further parquetry panels, on rectangular base applied with a key-pattern cast border, on turned baluster and fluted toupie supports 55¼in. (140/5cm) high, 28½in. (72cm) wide
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