Tea table

Attributed to Bernard Molitor, Master in 1787
ca. 1787-1788
Mahogany and oak veneered with mahogany, chased gilt bronze, white marble top
Inv. CAM 587
© Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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Bernard Molitor was born in Luxembourg. He enjoyed a brilliant career as a cabinetmaker in Paris, where he settled in 1778. From the end of the reign of Louis XVI until the Restoration, he acquired a reputation based on his preference for beautiful mahoganies, which gave a great sense of unity to his work. These large tea tables with revolving marble tops were one of his specialties; they were designed to stand in the middle of a drawing room.

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