"Small Cubic Marquetry Table. Transition Period Louis XV- Louis XVI"Small curved Salon table on the front and sides, in rosewood veneer, violet and satin wood, decorated with marquetry of cubes.
The pinch-shaped uprights and the scalloped belt, it opens with three small drawers and rests on curved legs, joined by a crotch shelf with a motif. Caroline brèche marble top
Louis XV-Louis XVI Transition period
This small table is a very fine example of the prowess and artistic research of marquetry of the period, in particular for the marquetry of cubes, reserved exclusively for very high quality furniture and of great refinement.
It is reminiscent of the cube marquetry, typical of Jean François Oeben, of which it is possible to see A flat desk or a secretary at the Louvre Museum, A small transformation table at the Wallace Collection in London ...
Jean François OEBEN (1721-1763), is one of the greatest cabinetmakers of the 18th century, remarkable for his perfect execution of furniture, his talent for furniture with ingenious mechanisms, whose influence will be predominant on the Transition Style, and some cabinetmakers, not less famous, like Roger Vandencruse, dit Lacroix, Leleu et Riesener .... Pupil in the workshops of André Charles Boulle, He will be appointed Cabinetmaker of the King to the Goblins in 1754, Supplier of the Royal Houses and Furniture Guard.