18th Century French Louis XV/Transition Period Cube Marquetry Side Table, so-called “Table à Rognon”:
standing on four cabriole legs a kidney-shaped table corpus fitted with a small central drawer. A shelf joining the legs at a lower level repeats the kidey shape of the table top. The table top and the stretcher are decorated with a fine trompe l’oeil cube pattern marquetry, while the sides show a herringbone pattern. A small wooden gallery surrounds the kidney shaped table top. The tops of the legs are decorated with small floral gilt-bronze rosettes.
Between about 1750 and 1800 French cabinetmakers developed many designs for delicate, small side tables for use by women. This type of furniture proved to be popular over centuries.
Condition: very good, min. wear consistent with age and use, min. fading – detailed condition report on request.