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Roussel Marquetry roll-top desk

Fine Louis XV/XVI Transitional marquetry roll-top desk attributed to Pierre Roussel.  The roll top opens by pulling the writing slide out, revealing a leather covered  writing surface.  The interior nest of drawers has six drawers, three of which are functional, all delicately veneered with marquetry scenes of villages. For a closely related example, see Nicolay, L’Art et La Manière des Maitres Ébénistes Français au XVIII Siècle, figure f, p.413-414.

Pierre Roussel, Master in 1745.


Height (ins.): 40"(102cm)      Length/Width (ins.): 40"(102cm)      Depth (ins.): 22"(56cm)
Origin: France     Period: Transitional



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