A French late 19th century Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted mahogany moucheté secrétaire
after a model by Jean-Henri Riesener
the grey marble top within a pierced gallery above a long drawer centred by a bas-relief plaque depicting playing putti, the fall-front lined with a gilt-tooled leather writing surface and opening to an interior fitted with four pigeon-holes and five small drawers, the frieze with a long drawer centred by foliate arabesques, on circular tapering fluted legs and foliate toupie feet, 65cm wide, 38cm deep, 123cm high (25.5" wide, 14.5" deep, 48" high).
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