Rare little desk, rosewood inlaid. Rests on four feet with high instep.
Bronze ornementation (offcuts and lines, lock inputs, ingot mould).
The ondunlating belt opens with three drawers set with delicate Rocaille drawing handles and lock inputs
Leather-cased top, adorned with curves and countercurves clinched in an ingot mould embellished in its four angles by sprandrels. The whole bronze presents amati work.
Stamped Jacques Dubois
Louis XV era.
Jacques Dubois, received master craftsman in 1742, is "one of the greatest Parisian cabinetmaker in the reign of Louis XV" according to Pierre Kjellberg in "Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle". This explains the incredible quality of the furniture we are presenting.
Jacques Dubois first worked as a free craftsman in Faubourg Saint-Antoine (Paris), then became master and continued his work, already famous, with the stamp that allows us to authenticate it.
Jacques Dubois style is very representative of Rocaille movement, an observation you can make in first place on the bronze, where curves and countercurves are numerous. The bronze edge between the offcut and the shoe is another characteristic of his work you can encounter on our desk. The belt, at least, is also typical of Jacques Dubois: formed in three curves linked in a dobble-bracket.
Jacques Dubois was specialised in chest-drawers, slop-desks and flat desks that constitute the main part of what he left.
Plus these technical remarks, we obviously underline the beauty of the bronze: their details, their fineness... Feet structure is also the sign of a great quality: in a tripartite shape, edges are rounded and inlaid perpendicular to the feet (which is en even more complex work). Drawers are not squared in the front, but follow the sinuous line of the belt. It goes the same with the ingot-mould whose form is also curved, and whose fixation is unusual since it is not nailed, but fixed by nut and bolt.
29 000 €