Very rare model of a console table similar to the models of tables known as "à encas" or "à en-cas" (and that one could almost designate as a chest of drawers because of its appearance of a wigmaker to whom one would have removed the drawer), veneered on an oak frame, externally and internally, with mahogany in amaranth frames, and topped with a red marble from Rance called Vieux Rance.
Note: Without doubt the Louis XV period will have already imagined everything in terms of furniture, and for the most diverse uses, including this model almost unclassifiable, atypical, rare and innovative because prefiguring the consoles and desserts Louis XVI to come, of a purified Louis XV style, with rare proportions and refined curves, and finally (let us note it) with fine embedded sabots or bronze shoes of a great modernity (of an innovative style reserved for an elite of cabinetmakers, and we think particularly of Simon Oeben, or Charles Saunier or Jacques Dubois and the entourage of Migeon).
We will show in the documentation the closest pieces of furniture among the models known to us, not without noticing that all of them present embedded marbles, and not, as here, a marble resting originally on a floor.
We must date it well after 1725 and the discovery of mahogany, and probably just at the beginning of the transition period, during the even shorter period that we call Louis XV softened, between 1745 and 1755.
Perfectly restored and re-varnished by our cabinetmaker.
Parisian work of the Louis XV period.
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