Small table inlaid with rosewood, satinwood, green tinted wood and sycamore decorated with rich bouquets of flowers framed by an antique net on the top and in the belt of friezes of leafy interlacing. The table rests on four high legs finely curved. It opens in front of a drawer with a key. The table has a discreet bronze trim in keyhole and sabots. The falls are cut sides.
Stamped twice by Nicolas Petit (master in 1761) and bearing the mark of the JME twice as well
Restorations of use
H. 70 x W. 49 x D. 53,5 cm
The table we present today is stamped Nicolas Petit (1732-1791). The latter is a Parisian cabinetmaker who obtained his master's degree in 1761. He is known for his important production of small tables as shown by the piece of furniture we are presenting here. Indeed, already by the documents of archives, we learn that a very great number of tables was present in its stock. Among these, we count the small flying tables: with row of drawers, they are light and very fashionable among the contemporaries of the cabinetmaker. Our table is a perfect example. Its Transition production precisely presents a top where the decoration is highlighted (be it geometrical patterns, flowers, etc.). In addition, the uprights are generally cut sides. Finally, the belt is sometimes inlaid with interlacing and four-leaf motifs as evidenced once again by our work.