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Table,Writing Table, Paris
Catalog#: LAC-DSV 18-17
Category: Furniture - Non-American
SubType: Desk
Origin: France
Era: 18th Century
Height: 29 inches inches
Width: 50 inches inches
Depth: 28 inches inches
Paris, circa 1780-1790

Made by Fidelys Schey

Mahogany and oak with gilded bronze and leather

Stamped: F. SCHEY

The sides have rectractable 'tirette' or slides, a writing slide above a three-paneled frieze of drawers with cartouche-shaped, scrolled, laurel and berry keyhole mount, reversing to three faux drawers. The desk is raised on square tapering legs with caps.

Fidelys Schey was established in the Rue Faubourg-Saint-Antoine with a saleroom adjacent, which was run by his wife. Patronized by the Garde-Meuble, to whom he supplied two tables jeux for the Chateau de Fontainbleau. Schey worked almost exclusively with mahogany in the restrained Louis XVI Grecian style.

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