Hand-painted French Chinoiserie fall-front desk with cabriole legs, ca.1790. Elaborately painted with a Fragonard-inspired courting scene on the desk front lid and flower laurels. Top painted flowers with tambourine and beater sticks to flush out birds for hunting. Intense red Chinese lacquer interior with golden floral accents. Back painted with flowers and resting sheep with dog and shepard hat and cane set on the ground. Ornamental metal feet protectors on all four cabriole legs. Interior has shaped separated letter drawers.
CIRCA : 1790