Changer table in rosewood veneer resting on four high arched legs with cut sides ending with recessed shoes. The crosspieces are concave and fretworked. The upper part is composed of a top decorated with a latticework marquetry and diamond tip decorated with a gilded and chased bronze knob. The tray opens in two parts, revealing a leather hiding two doors, which in turn conceals two walnut compartments, one of which forms an inkwell. The tray is decorated with a lock with a gilded bronze system. Two polished steel hinges forming pull tabs allow the opening of the trays.
Attributed to Pierre IV Migeon
Restorations for use, posterior leather
H. 69 x W. 72,5 x D. 26 (closed) - 52 (open) cm
Pierre IV Migeon (1696-1758) is a cabinetmaker well known to his contemporaries and still famous today. His characteristic production allows us to attribute to him this charming little changer table. He made many pieces of furniture veneered with amaranth and rosewood. He showed a notable preference for measured shapes and curves and monochrome veneers. Indeed, his production is marked by sobriety which in no way excludes the decorative research of the craftsman: he uses the qualities of the wood to play with his motifs by arranging them in different ways. In the same way, the bronzes are almost absent or very discreet. His clientele is mainly made up of rich important men and women such as the Regent's son, the Duke of Orleans. Moreover, from the 1740s, the Garde Meuble de la Couronne commissioned a certain number of works from him and the Marquise de Pompadour granted him her protection.
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