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A Louis XVI Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Cylinder Desk by Caumont, Circa 1775-1780

Property of an Important Private Collection

A Louis XVI Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Cylinder Desk by Caumont, Circa 1775-1780

A Louis XVI Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Cylinder Desk by Caumont, Circa 1775-1780

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Property of an Important Private Collection


A Louis XVI Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Cylinder Desk by Caumont, Circa 1775-1780

stamped J. CAUMONT


height 44 1/4 in.; width 75 1/4 in.; depth 28 3/4. 21 in.

142 cm., 112 cm., 74 cm.


Jean Caumont (1736-1800), maître in 1774

Locks of underside drawers missing, some old inactive traces of woodworm at underside and left back leg. Some minor hairline cracks to sides and roll top slide consistent with use and age, small re-veneered parts at back. Inner lid of wooden compartment re-placed. Red leather lined sliding writing surface with minor scratches consistent with use and age.  



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von Husen collection

King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia (1795-1861)

Princes of Sayn Wittgenstein-Hohenstein

K. Schmitz-Scholl, Switzerland

Jean Nicolay, L'art Et La Manière Des Maîtres Ébénistes Français, Paris 1976; I,S. 30 ii. A-B and pp.394-396.