21 June 2012
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY TABLE DE TOILETTE
BY JEAN-FRANCOIS LELEU JME., CIRCA 1775
With a rectangular triple-divided top, the center opening to reveal a mirror and a fabric-lined well flanked by lidded compartments, the deep frieze centered by a drawer fitted with a leather-lined writing slide and recesses for inkwells, the top veneered to form a flower-filled basket flanked by agricultural trophies, bearing a stamp to the underside of the front left and rear left corners, J.F.LELEU JME, the centre underside branded FH and with a black ink inscription No.1, also with the remnants of an oval printed paper label CHENUE Emballeur.....Paris inscribed in pencil Wildenstein
29¼ in. (74.5 cm.) high, 52 in. (145 cm.) wide, 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep
With Wildenstein, Paris.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 6 November 2008, lot 121.
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