Delightful small Bureau de pente of child in satinwood, rosewood and rosewood opening by a drawer in frontage, resting on four cambered feet.
The interior is provided with three small drawers, one with inkwells.
Entrances of locks and original ormolu shoes.
This small desk is inlaid on its four sides.
These children's furniture were designed for an aristocratic clientele or belonging to the enlightened bourgeoisie of the 18th century.
In good condition.
Dimensions : h.85 cm x w.65,5 cm x d (closed). 42,5 cm; (open). 72 cm.
Jacques Dubois (1693-1763), received Master on September 5, 1742, is a great master, who knew not to confine himself in a kind and who knew to adapt his flexible and varied talent to all that in the furniture, could represent the beauty and the nobility of the lines.
Dubois is thus a long time free worker in the faubourg Saint-Antoine, and acquires the mastery only towards fifty years, in 1742, and elected, ten later, juror of the corporation. His workshops are located rue de Charenton.
The works of Jacques Dubois are almost always of an extreme quality, luxury furniture, of which a part was undoubtedly carried out for merchants-merchants. Of a blooming Louis XV style, they can be compared to those of the B.V.R.B. workshop. Sometimes he uses simple veneers (our little desk), sometimes marquetry of end wood, sometimes lacquer of oriental or French origin, always with an equal happiness.
The museums where one can admire his works:
Petit Palais, Museum of Decorative Arts of Lyon, Wallace Collection-London, Louvre Museum.
2 800 €