Rare small neoclassical coffee table stamped Hache
fils in Grenoble, skillfully inlaid with light and dark walnut
burr walnut, maple, amaranth and sycamore, all treated in natural
or stained on a walnut frame; geometric cartouches
and round medallions embellished with alternating ebony and
of ebony and boxwood, with Greek-style recesses and discs on all sides.
on all sides, including the top. This small rectangular table
opens with two wide drawers, both with Alpine pine inlay.
in Alpine pine. Each is fitted with a gilded bronze
gilded bronze. The visible, unadorned crosspieces contribute to the
decorative geometry. The ensemble rests
on a square cross-section, four-sided base with a deep central groove
central groove on each side. Stamped by
Haches fils à Grenoble is stamped on the edge of the bottom drawer.
bottom drawer. In the 1770s, Jean-François Hache introduced the
neoclassical style to the Dauphiné. His ornaments borrowed from geometry
geometry: cubes, rectangles, circles and, above all, inimitable ovals
inlaid with stained sycamore burls or moiré beech.
Gradually during this decade, eager to keep up with the new
his production to evolve from the flowing, curving forms of the Louis XV
curves of the Louis XV style to the sober neoclassical lines of the
Louis XVI style; our charming little table is the perfect example.
Dimensions: height 74cm - width 43cm - depth 34cm.
Jean-François Hache, Pierre Hache's eldest son, was born in Grenoble on January 10
January 1730, and became cabinetmaker to Duke Louis-Philippe d'Orléans,
Governor General of Dauphiné.
For almost thirty years, this master operated major workshops and shops
workshops and stores on Place Claveyson, and expanded his
business. His furniture was remarkable for the perfection of its assembly
by the perfection of their assembly and the originality of their marquetry,
for which he mainly used burls or roots of indigenous trees, sometimes
tree roots, sometimes used in their natural state, sometimes dyed in
vivid colors. Many of his creations have been preserved
families of the Dauphiné.
These pieces are marked HACHE FILS A. GRENOBLE, and sometimes dated with a
a handwritten inscription. Some of them also bear, under their marble
marble shelf or in a drawer, a printed label listing the multiple
the many different types of work produced by their maker. We
several variants of these advertisements.
Bibliography: La dynastie des Haches by René Fonvielle, published by
Dardelet Grenoble - Hache cabinetmaker in Grenoble from the Musée Dauphinois
edition Glénat - Les Hache ébénistes de Grenoble by Jean-Michel Giroud
and Edmond Delaye, published by Didier et Richard in 1931.
Delevery information :
General conditions of sale and delivery: The price indicated on the ad includes the delivery throughout the metropolitan France. For Germany, Belgium, Italy or Spain contact us for a quote. For the United States, Europe outside the EU or the rest of the world contact us for a quote but the import taxes applicable in each country remain at your expense. The packing and the follow-up of the transport are insured by ourselves or by professional carriers specialized in works of art.