"A Solid Rosewood Louis XIV Table Circa 1700"Ceremonial table all sides in solid rosewood of Rio . Rectangular, very thick, rectangular plate adorned on its carved edges of carved twist of spiral ropes; under which draw drawers belt. Peripheral drawers of convex shape, pierced with openwork brass entrance, alternated with carved cords; opening in his front, simulated on his sides and his back. Funds and slots in Sucupira. Turned base, ring of balls and bulbous discs, joined together at the bottom by ribbed sleepers. Removable to facilitate its transport; under the plate, two crosspieces and dovetail slides fixed to the belt, itself joined to the base with the help of metal lag bolts. Crossbars and feet are held together by brass lag screws on tiles of the same openwork lace metal. Work of Louis XIV period, late seventeenth early eighteenth century; heyday of the golden age brought by the riches brought back from Brazil such as gold and precious wood species such as Rosewood and Ebony. Observation: The Rosewood of Rio like the ebony is a very hard exotic wood and especially excessively expensive. As a result, its use as solid wood is extremely rare; the cabinetmakers using it rather in the form of sawn veneer. Dimensions: W 134cm D 74cm H 91.5cm.