Offered by Franck Baptiste Paris
16th to 19th century furniture and works of art
Precious small rectangular table in marquetry of rosewood, amaranth, rosewood, boxwood, sycamore in natural and green tinted sycamore.
It rests on four legs with square sections ending in small bronze slippers ; They are decorated with dentils and acanthus at the top.
The crosspieces have reserves in relief decorated with friezes in the antique style on a stained wood background.
The tray, cut in a greek style, is encircled by a brass mould and delimited by a double net that follows the borders.
It presents a very fine central decoration, with the representation of a writing table surmounted by three books and an inkwell, on a burr walnut background.
The sliding top reveals a drawer used as a writing table.
Very good condition.
Parisian work from the end of the 18th century to be compared with the productions of the cabinetmaker Charles Topino (1742-1803).
Height : 71 cm ; Width : 46 cm ; Depth : 31 cm
Similar model : Small desk from the Nissim de Camondo collection in Paris.
Our view :
Our table is characteristic of the small flying furniture that will swarm in the salons of the nobility in the late 18th century.
The attraction for the game, for the new drinks, whether it is coffee or chocolate or the refined taste for writing will be as many occasions to create new models dedicated to these various activities.
If our little table is close to the productions of Charles Topino, notably by its very architectural shape and its "utensils" decoration, it finds its origin in the famous two-purpose tables made by the king's cabinetmaker Jean François Oeben, which offer a double use as a writing table / dressing table thanks to a clever sliding top.
2 200 €