Secretary, France, about 1780

mahogany, different woods, brêche d’Alep, gilded bronze mounts

measurements: 144,0 x 98,0 x 40,0 cm

Produced in the manner of the French ebonist Pierre Roussel with its elaborately marquetery, the secretary has been designed for a musician room as can be guessed by the instruments depicted in the centre of its writing flap above a two-door base.


Literature concerning comparable objects:

  1. Nagel, Möbel, Battenberg Antiquitäten-Katalog, München 1977, p. 95, fig. 148; P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1989, p. 734-737.