Außergewöhnlicher Architektentisch, sog. „Table à la Tronchin“ mit Kurbelmechanik, Frankreich, spätes 18. Jh.

Late 18th century mahogany architect's table or 'Table a` la Tronchin' in the manner of Joseph Gengenbach, known as Canabas (maître in 1766). An elegant mechanical and transformation mahogany veneered table with a crank handle to lift the top. The top writing surface still with its original gilt-tooled green leather lined writing surface. A horizontal molding, on which reading, writing and drawing materials may be propped, is attached on the writing surface. A simple frieze drawer, an additional ink drawer and two candle slides complete the practical facilities. Closed, the architect's table gives little hint of its actual purpose - appearing as an elegant console table. Its elegantly modest design a reminder of English mahogany furniture, in France familiar as the 'goût anglais', for which Canabas was renown. Comparative literature: Pierre Kjellberg: Les meubles Francais du 18ie sie`cle, Paris 2008, p. 158-164.

PERIODE/OF THE PERIOD: Frankreich, Directoire, ca. 1795-99 / France, Directoire, ca. 1795-99
MATERIAL/MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Mahagoni, Bronze, Leder, Eisen / Mahogany Bronze, Leather, Iron
ZUSTAND/CONDITION: Exzellent.  Min. Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, min. Abrieb. /Excellent. Min.Wear consistent with age and use.  Minor fading.
82 cm (32.28 in.)
84 cm (33.07 in. )
 TIEFE/DEPTH: 52 cm (20.47 in. )
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