London, South Kensington
26 November 2003
A Louis XV tulipwood, amaranth bois satine and parquetry table a ecrire
By Hubert Hansen
Banded overall and inlaid with a trellis pattern, the rectangular shaped top above one frieze drawer, on square sectioned cabriole legs terminating in foliate-cast sabots, stamped 'H HANSEN', the legs partially reveneered, restorations to the drawer
26¼ in. (67 cm.) high; 29½ in. (75 cm.) wide; 17 in. (43 cm.) deep
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Hubert Hansen, maître in 1747.
The trellis parquetry on this writing table is relatively characteristic of Hansen's production, as seen on a small commode illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 2002, p.433.
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