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Reference: ZF0465

Bureau or desk. Rosewood, wood, metal. Jeanselme Fils Godin et Cie, Paris, France, 19th century. Stamped (with signature). Covered sample desk designed perhaps to go near a wall that has two drawers at the top and three under the sample (the left ones are two; on the right is one with a locked compartment, although in external appearance it seems like two to balance the composition of the furniture). Opening the lid reveals a space for writing with some compartments towards the bottom of the cabinet. On the outside, it has a delicate marquetry work in which the rosewood wood stands out, and carvings focused only on certain areas (top finish, drawers, slightly cabriole-shaped legs...) to enhance the elegance of the furniture and the quality of the woods used in its finish. The cabinetmaker's signature can be seen in areas not easily visible: "JEANSELME FILS GODIN ET CIE / EBENISTERIE, SIEGES ET TAPISSERIE / RUE DU HARLAY 7 & 9, AU MARAIS". Although this brand is part of the prominent Jeanselme family (fl. 1824-1930), this specific brand was used in furniture between 1863 and 1871 according to some experts, after having been founded by Charles-Joseph-Marie Jeanselme in Paris in 1824 ( Auguste Godin took over its management in 1871; after his retirement, the firm was known as A. Godin et Cie until 1883; when Godin died, the business continued with the founder's son, Charles-Henri Jeanselme under the name Ch . Jeanselme et Cie until 1930). Towards the middle of the 19th century, the Jeanselme brand was one of the most recognized in Paris. Thus, it is possible to find examples of importance associated with this name in the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, in prominent residences and private collections, etc.

· Size: 125x55x132 cms.

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