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Auction: The Exceptional Sale 2011
was auctioned on: 7 July 2011
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A ROYAL LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TABLE-A-ECRIRE

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Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000
ca. US$112,859 - US$161,228
Price realised:  £79,250
ca. US$127,773
Lot number 45, Views: 42

A ROYAL LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TABLE-A-ECRIRE
BY JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, DELIVERED TO THE PETIT TRIANON 6 AUGUST 1777 FOR USE BY LOUIS XVI AND SUBSEQUENT USE BY MARIE-ANTOINETTE
A ROYAL LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TABLE-A-ECRIRE BY JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, DELIVERED TO THE PETIT TRIANON 6 AUGUST 1777 FOR USE BY LOUIS XVI AND SUBSEQUENT USE BY MARIE-ANTOINETTE The rectangular grey mottled white marble top with three-quarter pierced gallery above a panelled frieze fitted to the front with a leather-lined writing slide and an ink well drawer, to the left a further drawer, above square tapering panelled legs joined by a rectangular platform with a pierced gallery and terminating in brass caps with horn casters, branded with the circular mark of the Garde-Meuble de la Reine , stencilled to the underside with a crowned 'C.T', inscribed 'du No 17 I.' and partially obliterated inscription 'N o 2?09', the undertier and small inkwell drawer possibly added (see below) 31 in. (78.5 cm.) high; 25½ in. (65 cm.) wide; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) deep

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Exceptional Sale 2011
Date of the auction: 7 Jul 2011
Address: Christie's
7 July 2011, London, King Street