A Louis XVI amaranth, fruitwood & parquetry secretaire a abattant, stamped I B Vassou on left side
Lot 98
A French 18th century Louis XVI amaranth, fruitwood and parquetry secrétaire à abattant by Jean-Baptiste Vassou (Maître in 1767)
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,808) inc. premium
Lot Details
A French 18th century Louis XVI amaranth, fruitwood and parquetry secrétaire à abattant
by Jean-Baptiste Vassou (Maître in 1767)
the rectangular mottled grey marble top above a panelled frieze drawer inlaid with flower-heads, above a leather-lined drop-front enclosing a fitted interior of four pigeon-holes and six small drawers inlaid with floral sprays, above a pair of cupboard doors enclosing a coffre-fort, on block feet, the carcass stamped twice under the marble J.B. Vassou and with JME mark, 86cm wide, 42.5cm deep, 136cm high (33.5" wide, 16.5" deep, 53.5" high).

Footnotes

  • The Property of Viscount Strathallan

    Provenance:
    - Probably James David Drummond, 10th Viscount Strathallan, Strathallan Castle, Perthshire
    - William Huntly Drummond (born 5th August 1871), 11th Viscount Strathallan & 15th Earl of Perth, Strathallan Castle, Perthshire
    Included in the sale of the contents of Strathallan Castle in 1910 by Love's of Perth
    - Purchased at the sale of the contents or prior to the sale by Margaret(d. 5th December 1920), eldest daughter of William Smythe of Methven Castle and second wife of James David Drummond, 10th Viscount Strathallan
    - Thence by descent to the present Viscount
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