Small desk with inlaid mahogany mechanism. It rests on four tall tapered legs with rudent grooves. The belt opens on the front with a drawer and, on the left side, the belt opens with a writing tablet. The top is sheathed in leather and hides a brass and glass inkwell opening thanks to a mechanism triggered by a belt pull. The desk is lined with gilded and chiseled bronzes in the gallery, in pulling rings, in the entrance of the lock, in the frames of drawers, in rings and in clogs. Stamped by Georges Kintz Louis XVI period Customary restorations H. 160 x W. 118 x D. 47 cm The work we are presenting today is stamped "G. KINTZ". It is the cabinetmaker Georges Kintz. The latter obtained his master's degree in 1776 and thus fully entered the reign of Louis XVI. His furniture is considered in the Louis XVI style, that is to say composed of simple lines highlighting the materials used but offering a neat and elegant set. As the furniture in our study shows, Kintz mostly uses mahogany. He invests in light furniture mainly decorated with moldings and some discreet bronzes. However, this cabinetmaker does not hesitate to design furniture with surprising shapes as shown by the tray of this desk with mechanism having a hidden inkwell.
Price : on request
9 000 €