Table en chiffonnière
Table en chiffonnière

Table en chiffonnière

Jean Pierre Dusautoy,
Master 1779
designated and stamped: «JME Dusautoy» 
Measurements: 57cm x 41,5cm x 74cm

Oakbody with rosewood and kingwood marquetry, original fittings, bronze railing and lock, marble top Ariston

A "Table en chiffonière" is a small, easily transportable piece of furniture which became increasingly popular towards the end of the 18th Century. The term come from the

French word "chiffon" denoting a textile, because it was meant to serve as a sewing table for the Lady of the House. This table obviously represents a best-­‐selling design.

That the little piece of furniture was used to work and can also be concluded from the divider shelf, which has a recess for the lower legs in order to make a near table-­‐top position possible. There we also find a pullout board. The bronze railing as well as the lock are original.

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