Early Louis XV "bureau De Pente" Attributed To Pierre Migeon Ii. flag

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"Early Louis XV "bureau De Pente" Attributed To Pierre Migeon Ii."
Lady's writing desk with broken top, inlaid with violet wood
and butterfly wings all over the surface. In mosaic, the compartments of which respectively inscribe a diamond point for the flap and top; butterfly wings for the drawers, front, back and sides, front, back and sides. This technique, based on the varied play of wood grain
of the wood grain and the contrasting grain pattern obtained by obliquely cutting
wood, is virtually a Pierre Migeon II trademark. Migeon II.                                                               Quadrilateral trapezoidal in shape, it opens on its sloping side with a
a multi-lobed flap. The flap lowers horizontally from back to front
resting on two mobile wrought-iron rods, inserted into the concave
to form a flat writing surface. The winding flap
follows the movement of the frame; inside, it is lined with a frame
gilded morocco frame. Once in horizontal position
reveals an interior compartmentalized with progressively stepped
(cabinet) with multi-lobed progressive steps, also in violet wood but
and a paper-holding niche.  Two side pedestals with four curved layettes (small drawers) in walnut heartwood, each with a chased ormolu pull-out lens.
bronze.  In the axial section, a
also featuring a drawer, is set back from a slab, concealing the
conceals the opening of a secret compartment for soft banknotes
hidden beneath the castellum. A bolt hidden beneath the lower right-hand drawer
the opening. The drawer is divided into three small compartments for the
for the inkwell, compact, sponge box and nibs, and a large one for notes.
for banknotes. This discreet cover conceals two locks, each securing the opening of one of the compartments. the opening of either of the two belt drawers. The whole unit
rests on four slender cambered legs with four tapering sides.  This delightful secretary is typical of the production of Pierre II Migeon in the 1740s, i.e. before the obligation to stamp
dated August 1751. Until 1743, the carpenter's guild was governed by edicts
governed by edicts dating back to 1645. In December 1743, the community drew up new statutes the King issued letters patent in March 1744.
But this "charter" was opposed by the other guilds, who saw the application of these
in the application of these 106 articles a threat to their privileges. These
protests were appeased by rulings issued by the Parlement de Paris between
between 1745 and 1751, settling the disputed articles point by point. The entire
was registered in August 1751.  Beautiful ornamentation
of finely chased bronzes, still in the Regency taste, such as falls, sabots
sabots, lock escutcheons, draw knobs and other lenses and key heads.
and key heads. An emblematic piece of furniture from the early reign of Louis XV
its silhouette led to the name "secrétaire à dessus brisé" (broken-top secretary).
replaced over time by less severe epithets such as secrétaire, bureau dos d'âne
or sloping. It should be noted that the belt drawers originally had no locks.
locks, as they were locked by latches concealed in the bowl.
These have since been removed and their cavities filled.
Dimensions: Height: 87cm, height when open
69.6cm - Width: 81.8cm - Depth: 45.3cm and 76.8cm with flap open.
More photos on request.

Terms and conditions of sale and delivery: The price indicated in the advertisement
includes delivery within France. For Germany, Belgium, Italy or Spain, please contact us for an estimate. quotation.
For the United States, non-EU Europe or the rest of the world, please
contact us for a quote, but you will be responsible for any import taxes
applicable in each country.
Packaging and transport are handled by professional carriers
specialized in Works of Art or by myself.
Price: 4 800 €
Artist: Attribué à Pierre Migeon Ii.
Period: 18th century
Style: Louis 15th - Transition
Condition: Excellent condition

Material: Other
Width: 81.8cm
Height: 87cm, hauteur une fois l’abattant ouvert 69.6cm
Depth: 45.3cm et 76.8cm abattant ouvert

Reference: 1270395
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