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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....

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