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A Louis XV gilt-bronze-mounted red lacquer secrétaire à abattant, circa 1750, by Francois Rübestuck, stamped RUBESTUCK
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN PRIVATE FAMILY

A Louis XV gilt-bronze-mounted red lacquer secrétaire à abattant, circa 1750, by Francois Rübestuck, stamped RUBESTUCK
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Details & Cataloguing

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A Louis XV gilt-bronze-mounted red lacquer secrétaire à abattant, circa 1750, by Francois Rübestuck, stamped RUBESTUCK
with a red marble top, a frieze drawer above a fall-front opening to reveal two shelves, one divided in half, above one niche flanked on each sides by three marquetry veneered drawers, the lower section with two cupboard doors opening to reveal further shelves, small losses to lacquer, restorations
144.5cm. high, 97cm. wide, 38cm. deep; 4ft. 8 7/8 in., 3ft. 2 1/8 in., 1ft. 2 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Christie's Monaco, Le Cabinet d'un Amateur: Ancienne Collection Delbée-Jansen, 10-11 December 1999

Catalogue Note

François Rübestuck (c.1722 - 1785), reçu maître in 1766, in spite of a relatively short career, demonstrated great ability with styles both fully representative of the Louis XV period, the transitional period, and the Louis XVI period. He is notable for a number of commodes and secrétaires veneered in Chinese or Japanese lacquer of the Louis XV period. His later work is notable for its marquetry panels, particularly those depicting musical trophies. Similar secrétaires stamped Rübestuck and with identical mounts, however in black lacquer, were sold Sotheby's London, 16 December 1998, lot 40; Sotheby's Monaco, 4 December 1983, lot 394 and Christie's London, 3 December 1981, lot 106. 

Style: Private Collections

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