Rare deployable game table in precious wood marquetry.
Resting on four arched legs, it is veneered on all sides with a marquetry of rosewood cubes with sections of wood grain and end grain * whose contrast creates a three-dimensional optical illusion.
The reserves and the veneer of amaranth.
The top in the form of an ogee box opens with a simple press of the push button and reveals a luxurious game of backgammon in ebony, ivory and green tinted bone; while a small trigger and two iron hooks allow the release of removable "accordion" crosspieces which receive the back of the open tray.
The feet ended with four small original clogs in finely chiseled bronze and gilded with mercury.
Built in oak, very good condition.
The section of the crossbar stamped P.DENIZOT *.
Parisian work from the Louis XV period around 1770 by Pierre Denizot.
Height: 76.5 cm; Width: 67.5 cm Depth: 42 cm; unfolded: 84 cm
Table illustrated on page 229 of Alexandre Pradère's book "French cabinetmakers from Louis XIV to the revolution"
-Florence Gould Collection (1895-1983)
- Sale Sotheby's Monaco June 25, 1984
-Private collection Paris