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Somno empire in mahogany, attributable to Jacob Desmalter
Somno empire in mahogany, attributable to Jacob Desmalter - Furniture Style Empire Somno empire in mahogany, attributable to Jacob Desmalter - Somno empire in mahogany, attributable to Jacob Desmalter - Empire
Ref : 81887
4 500 €
Period :
19th century
Medium :
Mahogany
Dimensions :
l. 15.35 inch X H. 35.83 inch X P. 15.35 inch
Furniture  - Somno empire in mahogany, attributable to Jacob Desmalter 19th century - Somno empire in mahogany, attributable to Jacob Desmalter Empire - Somno empire in mahogany, attributable to Jacob Desmalter
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Somno empire in mahogany, attributable to Jacob Desmalter

Somno in mahogany veneer and ebony nets in rectangular shape opening by a door and a sliding curtain revealing a locker with black granite bottom.

The front decorated with a bas relief in finely chased and gilded bronze representing an ancient dancer holding garlands of flowers standing on a globe.

Covered with its black granite top.

Original casters.

Very good state of conservation.

Parisian work around 1810 after a drawing by Percier and Fontaine.

Cabinetmaking attributable to the Jacob Desmalter workshops, bronze to the company Thomire Duterme et Cie.

Dimensions:

Height: 91 cm, Width: 39 cm, Depth: 39 cm

Our opinion :
The bedside table that we present is characteristic of the most beautiful productions of the empire.
Inspired by ancient architecture, the design of our somno is based on the drawings of the imperial architects Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre Léonard Fontaine (1762-1853).
Of relatively sober form it sports for only decoration a mahogany of very high quality and a bronze with the qualities of carving and exceptional gilding.
This type of furniture called "Somno", literally "for sleep" in Latin, served as a bedside table and allowed to store personal belongings but also to keep an ewer in case of thirst at night.
Many similar models but decorated with different bronze patterns were delivered by the company Jacob Frères then Jacob Desmalter for the furnishing of the imperial palaces.
Nowadays we can quote:

- Somno decorated with a victory at the castles of Versailles (Trianon)
-Somno decorated with a vase in the room of the princes at the castle of Compiègne
_Somno adorned with a dancer with an oil lamp for the King of Rome’s bedroom at Compiègne Castle.

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