*A Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze and Meissen Porcelain Mounted Marquetry Secrétaire Bibliothèque
Hubert-Joseph Heubes, Paris, Late 19th Century
in two parts, the superstructure fitted with a door flanked by two glazed doors above three aligned drawers, the base of breakfront outline and fitted with three frieze drawers, raised on cylindrical fluted legs ending in toupie feet and joined by a concave medial shelf with a mirrored back and surface, the superstructure and base mounted with porcelain plaques in the manner of François Boucher, painted to show various courting couples in both an interior and exterior scenes against a bleu celeste ground, the underside of the base stamped HEUBES.
Height 57 1/2 x width 40 1/2 x depth 20 7/8 inches.
Property from the Estate of Petra O. McGeary, La Mesa, California
Acquired from Charlotte Mann-Soennert, Berlin, 1947