Mahogany and mahogany veneer tricoteuse table standing on four skate feet. It comprises two openwork uprights joined by a top adorned with a bronze gallery forming a spacer. The uprights each end in three inverted brackets to support the top. The upper part is formed by a top with a high rim. One side can be tilted.
Louis XVI period
H. 71 x W. 79 x D. 6 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 hand. 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 €