Attributed to Jean-Christophe FISCHER (1779-1854) Important... - Lot 305 - Oger - Blanchet

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Attributed to Jean-Christophe FISCHER (1779-1854) Important... - Lot 305 - Oger - Blanchet
Attributed to Jean-Christophe FISCHER (1779-1854) Important desk in mahogany veneer inlaid with blackened wood fillets. The top by an ingenious mechanism forms a table à la table à la Tronchin by unfolding on two important volutes of gilt bronze. It opens to three drawers and two side pulls, it rests on four fluted four fluted tapered legs with gilt bronze capitals. gilded bronze. First half of the 19th century. H. 95 cm - W. 146 cm - D. 74 cm The cabinetmaker Jean-Christophe Fischer (1779-1854), who took part in the Exposition des Produits de l'Industrie of Industry in 1834, where he received the silver the silver medal. His furniture is distinguished as much by the perfection of the work as by the elegance of the forms. This desk seems to correspond to the comment of the engineer Stéphane Flachat: "A large desk that an ingenious mechanism transforms into a table à la Tronchin [] In the office of In Mr. Fischer's office, the upper envelope is flat and horizontal. When one wants to write, one pulls a lower shelf lower shelf parallel to this envelope, which is brought back in the interior of the office. [] As for the execution, in this piece of furniture, as in all as in all those exhibited and made by Mr. Fischer Mr. Fischer, it is of an exquisite perfection. This piece of furniture can have different uses. It is intended to be used as a desk, writing desk, lectern lectern, or still of board with drawing. According to the tradition, it is the invention of a doctor of origin origin, the doctor Théodore Tronchin (1709- 1781) 1781), who was doing research on the bone bone diseases contracted by architects. The Tronchin table is one of the multi-purpose pieces of furniture the aristocracy and the high bourgeoisie of the XVIIIth century. the upper middle class of the 18th century. This type of mechanical furniture is gradually abandoned after the Empire. Bibliography : - Report of the central jury on the products of of French industry exposed in 1834, Charles Dupin, 1836 volume 3, p. 410. - L'Industrie. Exposition de 1834, Stéphane Flachat, 1834, L. Tenré, p. 88. - Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Les ébénistes parisiens and their brands (1795-1870). P. 173.
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