Elegant game table for to play "tric trac" game, a variety of backgammon, with a mobile tray with a chessboard on one side, and a magnificent old green leather with finely gilt-tooled ornaments on the other, becoming a writing desk.
This table has four drawers, framed by very thin moldings around a central frame.
With its paire of 18th silvery bronze candleholders.
In mahogany and veneer mahogany.
Stamped by Fidelys SCHEY (1748-1788), receive as a master on 7 february 1777
By its sober line, this tric trac table is perfectly representative of the work of Fidelys Schey. This cabinetmaker, born in the duchy of Baden, will produce many furniture, Transition but mainly Louis XVI, in the purest neoclassical style. He will make veneered furniture with ornaments or marquetry medallions. He will also perform mahogany furniture, some adorned with copper nets or fine bronze rods, delicately carved with moldings, grooves, rudentures and rods, remarkable for the power and delicacy of their lines. Thus he will realize small very refined furniture such as consoles, refreshers, tables of living rooms of various shapes, flat desks ...
He will receive some orders from the Royal Garde Meuble. It is known that he provided in 1786 game tables for the castle of Fontainebleau. This table is close with the tric trac game table from the apartment of Louis XVI in Fontainebleau, currently kept in the games room of the King's interior apartment at the Palace of Versailles ("table à jeu de tric trac ", anonymous, Paris 18th century, inventory number 11640, mahogany and mahogany veneer, ebony, ivory, varnished bronze, brass and leather).
Museums and public collections :
- Chaalis, Musée Jacquemart-André
- Évreux, Museum of Art History and Acheology
- Paris, Hôtel de la Marine, Navy General Staff
- Pierre Kjellberg – Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIème siècle – Les Éditions de l’Amateur – 2008
- Comte François de Salverte – Les Ébénistes du XVIIIème siècle – Les Éditions d’Art et d’Histoire – 1934