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Secretary cabinet with rounded front and straight...

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Secretary cabinet with rounded front and straight back uprights, with simulated flutes. In natural wood, mahogany veneer and with a reserve, in front, in rosewood veneer in butterfly wings or in chevrons, edged with alternating blond and brown fillets, opening with a drawer, with a frieze of simulated grooves, a flap revealing six drawers and four windows, and with two leaves, and resting on four tapered legs, decorated in suite. The top is made of brown marble with grey and white veins, molded and with rounded side springs. Stamped "HOLTHAUSEN", and JME. Louis XVI period. Later bronzes and locks. Leather replaced, used. H. : 141,5 cm - W. : 91,5 cm - D. : 38 cm. Stains, accidents, lacks and restorations; worm holes; stains, wear and chips to the marble. Jean HOLTHAUSEN, received Master in Paris on August 17, 1764. Provenance : Sale Me Paul Martin, Versailles - Palais des Congrès, June 11, 1970, lot 72.