A Louis XIV marquetry table last decade of the seventeenth century attribued to Thomas Hache circa 16790-1700.
Richly inlaid table with all sides of wood veneer such as; walnut, ash, sycamore, boxwood and other natural fruit woods, blackened or tinged with green, on a pine frame. It presents a rectangular tray with cut sides richly inlaid in full of a cartouche adorned with a basin overflowing with roses, peonies, carnations and other daisies with petals nicely serrated; not to mention foliage, foliage, acanthus and nets. A first periphery in succession of geometric reserves frames the whole; itself surrounded by a herringbone border alternating walnut and sycamore. The sides of the belt are adorned with geometric reserves except for the facade. Facade where slides under the tray a large drawer length inlaid in similar ways but harmoniously enriched with fruits and flowers. The set is based on a four-legged baluster base in partially blackened walnut wood, joined by a spacer in flat perforated spheres resting on ball feet. It also inlaid in line with the tray and the drawer of multiple flowers, foliage and nets. Work of Louis XIV period of the last decade of the seventeenth century, restorations of use and maintenance. In parallel with these costly military campaigns, the king engages in major undertakings, including the Maintenon aqueduct and the construction of the Palace of Versailles, which are symbols of his absolutism and the technological and artistic grandeur of the France. This privileged economic and artistic context attracts European artists and artisans; the Manufacture des Gobelins established by an edict of 1667 illustrates the will of the king to free himself from the Italian constraints and to create large corporations able to support the royal orders and those of rich individuals. Often of Flemish or Italian origin, painters, sculptors, goldsmiths, cabinetmakers ... converge towards this ambitious France and bring with them their know-how. In the more specific area of ??cabinet making, we are witnessing the definitive adoption of inlaid decor to enrich the panels of furniture veneered with precious wood. This technique still reveals the strong Italian and Flemish influences, of which Pierre Gole and Thomas Hache were the most brilliant initiators like the presented table, which offers some common characteristics in its general composition or inlaid decoration to the production of the great master Grenoble. Thus in the last decades of the seventeenth century and the beginning of the next century, marquetry dominates the entire production of French cabinetmakers. Some models of furniture, often austere under the reign of Louis XIII, then adorned with lush decorations thus becoming, more than utilitarian objects, real artistic pieces. Dimensions: Width 85cm, depth 54cm and height 71cm
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