Magnificent sloping desk, made of walnut marquetry and native woods and resting on four arched legs ending in doe hooves.
It is one of the rare offices of Jean-François Hache which bears a label in addition to the stamp. This one is stamped ''HACHE A GRENOBLE'' on the edge of the small interior drawer receiving the label and the inkwells.
The flap reveals a tiered interior, made up of five curved drawers and a sliding board revealing a secret hiding place. It is beautifully adorned with geometric reserves in sycamore burl underlined with brown wood fillets and green tinted wood.
The charm of this desk is also due to the central cartouche inlaid with a marquetry of flowers, branches, foliage and berries on a lime wood background and underlined with a fine ebony fillet. A few flowers and plants seem to take flight overflowing from the reserve, a characteristic sign of the originality and fertile imagination of Jean-François Hache.
This sloping desk also opens with two belt drawers inlaid with geometric reserves in sycamore burl against a background of elm burl, surrounded by brown and green stained wood fillets. The decoration of the reserve is interesting here because it ignores the separation of the drawers according to a process dear to Jean-François Hache. Also note the particularity of the upper drawer composed of two drawers connected to each other by a single front panel, thus leaving room for the secret locker located in the central part of the box.
Finally, the sides and the top of this very beautiful piece of furniture receive the same ornamentation of reserves in sycamore burl surrounded by brown and green nets.
H. 98 cm x W. 97 cm x D. 50 cm
Walnut, sycamore, burl elm, ebony
Stamp ''HACHE A GRENOBLE''
Label n° II (circa 1763/1765)
(Ref: le Génie des Hache – Pierre and Françoise Rouge)
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