Mahogany and mahogany veneer knitting machine standing on four feet. It comprises two openwork uprights joined by a trough-shaped top set with a bronze gallery. The uprights each end in three inverted brackets to support the top. The upper part is formed by a tray with a high rim, also adorned with a gilded bronze gallery. One side can be tilted.
Louis XVI period
H. 78 x W. 66 x D. 35 cm
Often found in a woman's interior, this practical little piece of furniture makes it easy to place one's work without the threat of a fall damaging the work in progress. Made of mahogany, this small piece of furniture is a telling example of Anglomania. This type of knitting machine can be traced back to the work of several great cabinetmakers: Riesener, Carlin (sale November 13, 2018, lot 339 Christie's), or even RVLC.
Knitting tables very similar to ours can be seen in the Musée Nissim de Camondo (stamped by Riesener) and the Musée Carnavalet (stamped by RVLC).
4 400 €
34 000 €