Small vertical secretary of the Louis XV period, in natural walnut wood from the Dauphiné with moldings and blackened corbin spouts. Rectangular in shape with a vertical structure, its front uprights are rounded, punctuated by small arched feet with lozenges; the rear ones with silhouettes. The sides are panelled and molded; the whole is topped with a monoxyl wood top with a corbin beak. It opens in the upper part by a flap forming a tray. This tray folds down to be blocked horizontally by two fittings to form a writing desk. In order to increase the comfort of writing, the desk face is lined with gold morocco with small irons. The interior is made of a fir wood casket compartmentalized with nine layettes on four rows. Six superimposed drawers slide on the three lower rows, a breakfront centers those of the middle row, slightly larger. The upper row of the cabinet is divided into two layettes. The lower right drawer is compartmentalized to accommodate pens and inkwells. The commercial label of the workshop of Hache fils, cabinetmaker of Monseigneur Le Duc D'Orléans in Grenoble place Claveyson dated 1775 is glued inside the right middle drawer. The top and the central base of the casket form two independent compartments; a secret compartment with a sliding shelf is hidden underneath. The lower part, called the cupboard, opens with two doors onto a two-level case, divided into four compartments. A drawer slides into the lower left cavity. Like the casket, the top of this one forms an independent compartment. The typographic label, by Jean François Hache, as it appears dated 1 fre 1775. This label appears from 1774 to 1775. As on the preceding labels, the heading includes the designation of tools, articles of hardware and saddlery. It is completed by the handwritten mention: "and any kind of glasses has windows". For the first time, appears the setting in sale by commission with small profit of glasses of the manufacture of Paris. It also mentions salvaged objects such as columns of beautiful marble of ten feet eight inches, as well as moldings, cornices, balusters for churches, galleries, etc. The first digits of the year are printed, only the last is handwritten. The month is also indicated by hand. The same store label of this secretary is reproduced as label IX in "La Dynastie des Hache" by René Fonvielle, published by Dardelet Grenoble in July 1974. As well as in " Les Hache, ébénistes de Grenoble (1699-1831) " by Jeanne Michel Giroud and Edmond Delaye page 33 edition Didier et Richard of February 20, 1931; under the appellation of type H. This small secretary is reproduced in photograph in " La Dynastie des Hache " by René Fonvielle page 84.
Work of jean François Hache from February 1775, Louis XV period.
Dimensions : Height : 124,5cm, Depth : 43.7cm, Width : 101cm.
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