Directoire, circa 1795
with a rectangular bleu turquin marble top, above a frieze drawer, and a fall-front, opening to reveal a fitted interior with pigeon holes and six short drawers, above three further drawers, all inlaid with a diaper motif with butterflies and stylised foliage, flanked by freestanding fluted Corinthian columns with a shaped apron, on paw feet, the back stamped with 'BDF 63', Mr Le Baron, Coudein à secrétaire...
Collection of Baron Coudein
Christie's, Monaco, 21st June 1998, lot 645 (sold for 364500FF)
Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Les Ebénistes du XIXème siècle, Paris, 1984, p.288, illustrated
This piece is closely related in the marquetry decoration to a chiffonier semanier coming from the château de Grand-Vaux à Savigny sur Orge, sold 22nd-24th June 1935, lot 324, illustrated by Ledoux-Lebard, op. cit., p. 288.
Georges Jacob received Master in 1765.
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