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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND FLORAL MARQUETRY TABLE D'ACCOUCHEE
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND FLORAL MARQUETRY TABLE D'ACCOUCHEE
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND FLORAL MARQUETRY TABLE D'ACCOUCHEE
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND FLORAL MARQUETRY TABLE D'ACCOUCHEE
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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND FLORAL MARQUETRY TABLE D'ACCOUCHEE

BY PIERRE MIGEON, CIRCA 1760

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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND FLORAL MARQUETRY TABLE D'ACCOUCHEE
BY PIERRE MIGEON, CIRCA 1760
The shaped rectangular top with ormolu border inlaid with floral marquetry, centred by a hinged book stand, flanked by hinged sides concealing compartments, above a green-leather inlaid hinged writing slide with a mirror to the reverse, and a small drawer, the removable upper section terminating in small feet and sabots revealing the conforming base section, with arc-en-arbalète outline above a frieze drawer on cabriole legs headed by foliate chutes and terminating in scrolling sabots, stamped 'MIGEON', the base section with traces of two old paper labels
27 ½ in. (70 cm.) high; 26 3/8 in. (67 cm.) wide; 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
Acquired from Etienne Lévy, Paris, 1964.
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Pierre Migeon II, maître circa 1738.
This finely veneered and rare table d'accouchée, relates to another table of same function also by Pierre Migeon, sold at Christie's Paris, 6 November 2014, lot 238. The son of the ébéniste Pierre I Migeon, Pierre II is thought to have started working in his father's atelier in the rue Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1726. As the livre-journal of 1730-36 testifies, their establishment enjoyed considerable prosperity, with no less than nine separate locations and a clientèle that included the duchesse de Bourbon, the duc d'Orléans, the duchesse de Rohan and, in 1740, the Menus-Plaisirs, followed shortly thereafter by the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne on behalf of Madame de Pompadour.

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