Louis XVI style inlaid wood and gilded bronze sewing table, 19th century
Louis XVI style sewing table in marquetry of various wood species and gilded bronzes. This charming Napoleon III period work table opens with a curved tray decorated in a cartouche with a superb work of marquetry with attributes of music (tambourine, bow, quiver ...). The cartouche is framed with friezes of flowers, foliage and geometric patterns finely inlaid with wood and painted wood. This piece is inlaid on all its sides with scrolls, fleurons and frieze of foliage. Opened, this work table discovers a mirror, a central locker with slides and two small lateral lockers. This work table is closed by a small key. The whole rests on four tapered and fluted legs, punctuated by chiseled bronzes. A spacer crossing on a carved gilt bronze finial supports the whole. Allegorical themes around music developed especially in the last quarter of the 18th century under Louis XVI. The interest for arts, like music, goes hand in hand with the emancipation of the society during the Enlightenment.
Dim: W: 69cm, D: 42cm, H: 73cm.
Dim: W: 27,2in, D: 16,5in, H: 28,7in.
Condition report: Very good overall condition.