Ormolu mounted marquetry roll-top desk attributed to Bernard
Ormolu mounted marquetry roll-top desk attributed to Bernard
Ormolu mounted marquetry roll-top desk attributed to Bernard
Ormolu mounted marquetry roll-top desk attributed to Bernard
Ormolu mounted marquetry roll-top desk attributed to Bernard
Ormolu mounted marquetry roll-top desk attributed to Bernard

After JEAN-HENRI RIESENER (1735-1806)

Ormolu mounted marquetry roll-top desk attributed to Bernard

c. 1860 France

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Of the Napoleon III period in the Louis XVI style, with fruitwood and ebony inlaid in bois de citronnier, mahogany and amaranth, with a three-quarter galleried rectangular top above a roll-top, opening to reveal a leather-lined writing slide with four short drawers and five pigeon holes, the frieze centred by a push button drawer mounted with an ormolu panel with cherubs in the manner of Clodion, the sides similarly mounted with panels representing Sculpture, the back veneered to form a centrepiece

After the model by Jean-Henri Riesener (French, 1734-1806). This roll-top desk is after a famous model by Jean-Henri Riesener which was made for Marie-Antoinette's new apartments at the Chdes Tuileries in 1784 and now forms part of the collection in the Louvre, Paris. P. Bernard is listed at 4 Passage des Postes, Paris from 1856 to 1876. An almost identical roll-top desk stamped by Bernard, sold Christie's New York, 13 December 1983, lot 412.

This beautiful roll-top desk is an excellent example of fine Louis XVI style craftsmanship, featuring a delicate marquetry design with inlaid ebony.
Payne, C. European Furniture of the 19th Century, (2011) Antique Collectors Club: Suffolk, p. 111.
Dimensions
Height 107.00 cm (42.13 inches)
Width 116.00 cm (45.67 inches)
Depth 66.00 cm (25.98 inches)
Stock Code
14620
Medium
Mahogany, fruitwood, ebony, ormolu
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