Oil on canvas from the second part of the 19th century, representing a still life with a rich vocabulary.
Orange wedges are placed in a dish in front of an imari vase, all resting on pretty fur. The Moukhala is placed on the tapestry with a copper or bronze shield on the right carrying fleur-de-lis.
In front of the shield a large bouquet of flowers is essential, one of the stems fell on the Lute.
The canvas is signed lower right E. David, it is very likely that it was for Etienne David (1819-1900) designer and lithographer.
A lithograph representing the Duke of Morny is kept at the Château de Compiègne, another representing the Count Valéry, senator from Corsica (1826-1879) is kept in Paris, the National School of Fine Arts.
Dimensions without frame: Length: 116 cm Width: 89.5 cm
Dimensions with frame: Length: 146 cm Width: 119.5 cm