13 September 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND ROSEWOOD SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
BY JEAN-CHARLES ELLAUME, CIRCA 1760
The rounded rectangular rouge du Languedoc marble top above a frieze drawer and a shaped fall-front enclosing a fitted interior with open compartments and drawers, and a gilt-tooled brown leather-lined writing-surface, above a pair of doors enclosing a shelf, on short cabriole feet with rockwork sabots, stamped twice 'J.C.ELLAUME' and 'JME', and with a stencilled oval inscription '....Milano', previously further mounted
56 in. (142 cm.) high; 38¾ in. (98.5 cm.) wide; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) deep
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Jean-Charles Ellaume, maître in 1754.
A virtually identical secrétaire à abattant is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIème siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 297.
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