"Transition Dresser Stamped Jf Oeben"This piece of furniture is the one shown in the photo, page 661 of Pierre KJELLBERG's book, "French Furniture of the 18th century". This boxed dressing table is clad in rosewood in butterfly wings, it has seven drawers, three of which are simulated and one pull tab inkstand. The three-part tray has a central mirror and two removable boxes. This design of dressing table is found in many models including two similar to our copy, made by Pierre Roussel (1723-1782) and Léonard Boudin (1735-1807). Dimensions: H. 74.5, L. 93 P. 50.5 cm Very beautiful high quality collection furniture, made by one of the greatest Parisian cabinetmakers of the second half of the 18th century: Jean François OEBEN 1721-1763 named carpenter-cabinetmaker from the King to the Goblins. Among his collaborators are RIESENER and LELEU. In 1759 he was awarded the supplier certificate for the royal houses. His stamp is rare, not having the obligation to mark his productions because of his royal protection, he nevertheless made use of it from 1761 on the acquisition of his mastery and until his death in 1763. We can so date our hairdresser from that time. A piece of furniture with a signature that is both prestigious and sought after, which largely contributes to its price. Bibliography: Dressing table reproduced in the guide to old furniture, by Yves Gairaud and Françoise de Perthuis, Paris, 1984, p.150 and in Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIème siècle, by Pierre KJELLBERG, page 661. Provenance: Dressing table sold in 2007 at Drouot at Kohn Marc-Arthur.