12 December 2002
THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE W.M. RUMBALL, ESQ. (LOTS 191-215)
A LOUIS XV KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
By Pierre Roussel
Inlaid overall with sprays of flowers within simulated panelled cartouches, the rectangular Rouge Royal marble top above a frieze drawer and a fall front enclosing a fitted interior, a pair of cupboard doors below, on squat cabriole legs with foliate-cast ormolu sabots, stamped 'P. ROUSSEL', with paper label to reverse inscribed in ink 'Madame Emile Valerie Perrignois'
20½ in. (131 cm.) high; 24½ in. (62 cm.) wide; 13¾ in (35 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale Guy Loudmer and Hervé Poulain, Palais d'Orsay, Paris, 8 June 1977, lot 63
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