Paris, C. Lebesgue, circa 1785
stamped "IME" and "C. Lebesgue" for
Robert Claude Lebesgue, born 1749, Master
1771. Mahogany veneered on oak with fine,
linear brass inlays, original
fittings and renewed, all-round gold-embossed
Leather writing plate. The one with the conspicuous
beautifully grained veneer worked desk
with four narrow and one wider
Thrust above the knee recess is freely adjustable,
the sideways extendable, also leather-covered
Shelves offer additional storage space
for documents and work utensils.
Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle,
Paris 1998, p. 492.
Height 78 cm, width 160 cm, depth 80 cm.