Late 18th Century Mahogany Architect's Table, in the Manner of Canabas For Sale
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Late 18th Century Mahogany Architect's Table, in the Manner of Canabas


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.


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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1800
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  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 32.29 in. x W 33.08 in. x D 20.48 in.H 82 cm x W 84 cm x D 52 cm
  • Seller Location
    Berlin, DE
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