Jean-Pierre Latz, ébéniste privilegié du Roi before 1741.
Although unstamped, this charming bureau, with sharply defined, naturalistic ribbon-tied bouquets of flowers and curvaceous outline, relates stylistically to the oeuvre of Jean-Pierre Latz. The remarkably life-like flowers recall the celebrated commode atributed to both Latz and Jean-François Oeben, supplied to the Dauphine Marie-Josèphe de Saxe circa 1757, later in the collection of Monsieur and Madame Riahi, and subsequently sold Christie's New York, 2 November 2000, lot 20.
Latz was one of the most important makers of the Louis XV period, and being an ébéniste priviligié du Roi was able to contravene guild regulations and cast his own mounts, thus enabling many unstamped pieces to be attributed to him on the basis of the mounts. He worked extensively for distinguished foreign clients, including the courts of both Dresden and Berlin, while he also supplied furniture to Madame Infante, eldest daughter of Louis XV, for her palace at Colorno following her marriage to the Duke of Parma.