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DUVIVIER

Monday 2 May 2016, by Barbara Cogollos

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Veneered and lacquered desk on each side. Leather brown top. Eight red lacquered panels, black and gold illustrated with asian scenes. Four curved feet. Gilded chased bronze. Stamped DUVIVIER inside a lock.


This veenered and lacquered desk has been made by the cabinetmaker Thomas Ambroise Duvivier.

He worked from 1825 to 1864, located rue de Charenton in Paris, N°65 and then N°85 of te same street.

He made all kind of furniture in mahogany and walnut. Since 1856, he get specialized in small furnitures such as side tables, wall pocket... He also made furnitures for Saint Rémy de Gougnies church during its construction in 1852.

This desk is a good example o the asian inAuence and interest during the XIXth century.
A similar desk has been sold 39 500 € during an auction in October 23, 2006 at Drouot in Paris (by Beaussant-Lefèvre).

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