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Louis XV Writing Table Returns Home

On 12th December 2023, the French auction house Pescheteau-Badin, with the assistance of expert Pierre-François Dayot, presented the Louis XV table à écrire created by ébéniste Jean-Henri Riesener for the Petit Trianon in 1771, at auction at Hôtel Drouot (Paris). Sold for €195,000 (including Buyer’s Premium) by auctioneer Brice Pescheteau-Badin to a French bidder in the room, the writing table was immediately pre-empted by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux for the Hôtel de la Marine....

Louis XV’s Commode for Auction

On Saturday 25 November, a rare commode by Charles Cresseny is to be auctioned by Saint-Germain-enLaye Enchères. Maître Frédéric Laurent de Rummel and Maître Peggy Savidan, with the assistance of expert PierreFrançois Dayot, will be offering anexceptional historic work, probably the only piece of furniture that the great ébéniste (cabinet maker) and sculptor Charles Cressent ever made for Louis XV. This commode once adorned the king’s bedroom at the Château de la Muette. It is...

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