12 June 2003
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY TABLE A ROGNON
By Pierre Roussel
The kidney-shaped three-quarter galleried top inlaid with a ribbon-suspended musical trophy flanked by flower sprays, above a faux book spine tambour shutter enclosing three drawers and two hinged compartments to the right side, the sides and back inlaid with flower-filled cartouches, on faceted cabriole legs terminating in foliate cast sabots, with remains of stamp 'P...US..' and 'JME', two drawers inscribed '56851X', possibly originally with stretchers
29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 22½ in. (57 cm.) wide; 15 in. (36 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 25 June 1982, lot 81 (£14,300).
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A similar example stamped 'P.Roussel' and 'B. Durand' was sold anonymously at Christie's Monaco, 29 June 1992, lot 68 (FF350,000).
Pierre Roussel, maître in 1745.
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