Rosewood writing desk with inlaid decoration on four downward tapering legs terminating in gilt bronze sabot and balls.
Two short drawers and one long central drawer with Louis XVI gilt escutcheons, dummy drawers to the reverse.
The top with later green leather and gold tooling.
France, circa 1780.
Stamped F. Schey for Fidelys Schey as illustrated on page 785 of 'Le Mobilier Français Du XVIIIe Siècle' published 1989
He became a maître in 1777 and established a workshop in the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, where he was to remain until he died in 1788.
His wife ran a shop near to his workshop so that customers could buy from him direct.
His work is always of a very high standard and in 1786 he supplied some tables for playing games to the Royal Chateau of Fontainebleau.
HEIGHT: 74 cm (29¼")
WIDTH: 129 cm (50¾")
DEPTH: 63.5 cm (25")