A drop-front desk of identical overall design is illustrated, Antoine Chenevière, Russian Furniture, The Golden Age 1780-1840, New York, 1988, pl. 167. The stand is identical to that on the offered lot; the upper part is of identical overall design with slightly different ormolu mounts and brass inlay. Said to be from the workshop of Heinrich Gambs, it was sold in the 1929 Lepke sale, catalogue no. 172, pl. 68.
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