Architect's "tronchin" table in mahogany,... - Lot 311 - Nicolas Nouvelet Commissaire-priseur

Lot 311
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Architect's "tronchin" table in mahogany,... - Lot 311 - Nicolas Nouvelet Commissaire-priseur
Architect's "tronchin" table in mahogany, with a tilting top with double rack and pinion mechanism, trimmed in fawn morocco with small gold irons, it opens with a drawer in the waist and two side pulls. Ringed sheath legs Directoire period H. 89 cm - W. 90 cm - D. 54 cm (accidents to the veneer, cracks to the top, stains to the leather) Appearing during the reign of Louis XVI, the Tronchin table takes its name from a Genevan physician, Théodore Tronchin (1709-1781), who published work on bone diseases linked to poor posture at the work table, and on the advantages of creating a table with a tilting desk that would enable the back to be kept straight, thus avoiding any deformity or pain, whether working while seated or standing. The innovation of this 18th-century table comes from a mechanism concealed in the thickness of the waistband, which raises the top to the desired height.
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