"Important Sideboard Known As "Important sideboard known as "Malouinière's cabinet" in oak opening with four richly carved leaves of four octagonal reserves flanked in their center by allegories of the Americas in the form of chimeras with "heads of natives" in high relief, alternating with twisted columns and separated by two median drawers with cabochon motifs, all topped with a modillion cornice, and a loaf-shaped base. Malouin work from the Louis XIV period Dimensions: H. 216 - L. 205 - D. 90 cm History: La Malouinière finds its inspiration in the Dutch “sea cabinet” called the “zecune kast”. The corporation of carpenters of Saint-Malo, which had one or more representatives per district, lived thanks to the wealthy clientele of families living in mansions and in malouinières. The poll registers show that three master carpenters were subject to tax in 1701. The corporation continued to develop and, in 1725, there were still eleven active members. The notion of exchange is one of the characteristics of the corporation which does not live inwardly on itself but brings its know-how to production centers such as Morlaix, Granville and Cancale. The craftsmen of Saint-Malo seem to have benefited from the experience of the Dutch carpenters who were taken prisoner by the privateers. They sometimes settled permanently in Saint-Malo and made their roots there. Until the arrival of mahogany - it is probably Saint-Malo which will receive the first logs - the production of Saint-Malo consists of oak furniture. Our model is particularly interesting because it is worked on the leaves of chimaeras with native heads which is not common because generally on the classic models are satisfied; geometric patterns on the leaves.