Offered by Philippe Delpierre
Furniture and Works of Art from the 17th, 18th and early 19th century
Table called "à la Tronchin", in solid and veneered Cuban mahogany. It opens with a drawer on the front, presenting a shelf sheathed in leather and a mobile pen tray as well as two side zippers.
It rests on 4 feet in sheath with protruding shelves. The top is made up of 3 articulated planes allowing the worktop to be positioned at the desired height and inclination. It is adorned with a beautiful chiseled and gilded bronze trim such as keyholes, pull rings, shoes and wheels.
Stamped by Pierre Antoine Ancellet.
After studying in England, Théodore Tronchin settled in Amsterdam, but returned to Geneva, his nativetown in 1750, despite the brilliant offers made to him throughout Europe. Friend of the philosophers and in particular of Voltaire, he contributes to develop certain theories concerning a simple and natural hygiene. Noting that remaining seated for long hours is unsuitable for good health, he recommends the use of a desk where one writes while standing, hence this ingenious table whose upper top is raised by means of a crank in order to '' be at the desired height.
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