Rare box, from the early 18th century, in walnut, olive, plum, ebony, boxwood and maple marquetry.
The marquetry is present on the lid as well as on three sides.
It is dominated by shaded woods with warm sand. The decorations are treated in a naturalistic and geometric way: nets of boxwood and maple intertwine to form rounded or heart-shaped reserves in the corners of the lid. These reserves receive decorative motifs such as acanthus leaves, three-petalled flowers, stylized plants beautifully animated by several birds.
The back of the lid is inlaid in a similar geometric composition, but the central reserve here hosts a five-pointed star, while the side reserves depict the moon and the sun.
A secret drawer is hidden in the lower part of the right side, which is opened by releasing a pusher placed on the edge of the side and is only possible when the lid is open.
The composition, the refinement and the abundance of the decoration as well as the choice of native woods allow us to attribute this charming box to the famous Grenoble cabinetmaker Thomas Hache (1664 - 1747)
Dimensions: W.45cm x D.31cm x H.12cm
Dauphiné, attributed to Thomas Hache
Walnut, olive, plum, ebony, boxwood, maple...
Early 18th century
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