Decorative Art - Online Auction
Finely inlaid and decorated with gilt brass mounts throughout. The upper section detachable and including a closed compartment.
Height: 116 cm; width: 92 cm; depth: 46 cm
Notes: “Bonheur du jour” – A small, dainty writing table, introduced in the 1760’s, which became one of the most popular varieties of French 18th-century furniture. A block of storage compartments, set along the back of the top and often partly enclosed, incorporates a drawer, cupboards, and shelves and is sometimes topped by a decorative brass or ormolu gallery. High, slender legs are often joined by a shelf that acts as a stretcher, and the frieze contains a drawer.