Louis XVI/Transitional Style Mahogany Gilt Metal Mounted Bureau en Pente
Louis XVI/transitional style mahogany gilt metal mounted Bureau en Pente
Size; 43 cm D x 78 W x 90 H
Condition good, commensurate with age and anticipated wear
Stock number; 3012
Louis XVI furniture is characterized by elegance and neoclassicism, a return to ancient Greek and Roman models. Much of it was designed and made for Queen Marie Antoinette for the new apartments she created in the Palace of Versailles, Palace of Fontainebleau, the Tuileries Palace, and other royal residences. The finest craftsmen of the time, including Jean-Henri Riesener, Georges Jacob, Martin Carlin, and Jean-François Leleu, were engaged to design and make her furniture.