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A Chinese black lacquer, ebonised and parcel-gilt secrétaire à abattant stamped Rubestuck

Louis XVI

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A Chinese black lacquer, ebonised and parcel-gilt secrétaire à abattant stamped Rubestuck

Louis XVI

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A Chinese black lacquer, ebonised and parcel-gilt secrétaire à abattant stamped Rubestuck

Louis XVI

with a rectangular fossilised grey and white marble top, above a frieze drawer and fall-front opening to reveal a leather-lined writing surface and six short drawers and pigeon-holes, the lower section with a pair of cupboard doors enclosing a coffre-fort, the whole decorated with figures in a landscape within parcel-gilt rectangular reserves with a flowerhead at each corner, on bracket feet


147cm. high, 101cm. wide, 42cm. deep; 4ft. 9¾in., 3ft. 3¾in., 1ft. 4½in.
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Catalogue Note

A related black lacquer secrétaire stamped by the same maker was sold as lot 423, Christie's, Paris, 15th May 2003.

François Rübestück (1722-1785) received Master 1766.
The Westphalian born Rübestück moved to Paris in the mid 18th century. After seven years of apprenticeship in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine he became a maître-ébéniste in 1766 and established his own workshop in the rue de Charenton. Rübestück's furniture production covered different styles from Louis XV rococo to the Louis XVI neo-classical manner. Pieces by Rübestück are regarded as of exceptional quality and taste.

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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