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PRICE : NC.
CONDITION : Excellent
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Rich marquetry secretary, Louis XVI period - 18th century, rosewood, boxwood, ebony, trompe-l'oeil grooves. Thick pink veined marble from Languedoc.
18th century Bourguigne work attributed with certainty to Courte in Dijon. The work of marquetry is a masterpiece typical of Courte in Dijon. Dijon Museum of Fine Arts exhibits a commode with a very close decor.
Jean-Baptiste Courte or Kurt (20 September 1749 - 28 April 1843), cabinetmaker, mastered on 20 September 1777 in Dijon. His pieces of furniture are often close to the ones made by Demoulin. These are Louis XVI's commodes and secretaries. Jean Baptiste Courte was borne in Meidelsen, Germany, where his father was a carpenter and most probably a Protestant. After his master's degree in 1777, he had to pay the sum of 15 livres for the right of "habitandage and opening of the profession". He then practiced in Dijon, rue Charrue, and then Rue Piron. He married the daughter of the cabinetmaker Philippe Sesseley.
Our secretary is in perfect condition, completely restored by our cabinetmaker with an authentical varnish. Original marble. Gilt black leathers. Superb collector.
Height : 146cm
Working tray height : 70cm
Length : 80,5cm
Width : 44cm