Tronchin-style architect's table stamped Vassou

18th century
Louis XVI
From: 44000, Nantes, France

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    Architect's Tronchin table, in reference to the doctor Théodore Tronchin, who advocated for his architectural patients the use of a table top that could be tilted to suit sitting or standing, in order to relieve back strain.

    Made of mahogany, it rests on 4 sheathed legs terminating in fluting, and opens with a drawer at the front. The drawer reveals a leather-covered shelf with compartments for ink and sand.

    The tan leather-trimmed top unfolds to form a desk, and is raised by an ingenious mechanism to adjust the height and direction of use.

    On either side of the table is a leather-covered pull-tab.

    It is stamped under a crossbar with the mark of the famous cabinetmaker Jean-Baptiste VASSOU (1739-1807). Established on rue Saint Nicolas under the sign "La tête noire", this cabinetmaker moved to rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine in 1799. He did a great deal of work for the marchand-merciers, to whom he supplied many pieces of furniture. His work brought him prosperity, even during the French Revolution.
    His abundant output includes classically crafted Louis XV and Transitional furniture, but above all Louis XVI furniture.

    Paris, last quarter of the 18th century.

    Good house condition, some light insolation.

    Width: 81 cm.
    Depth: 54 cm.
    Height: 70 cm.

    Ref: 0DL7DWFGWF

    Condition Good
    Style Louis XVI (Living room tables, Chests of drawers of Louis XVI Style)
    Period 18th century (Living room tables, Chests of drawers 18th century)
    Country of origin France
    Cabinetmaker Jean-Baptiste VASSOU
    Materials Mahogany
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 8-15 Business Days
    Location 44000, Nantes, France
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