This charming little painted secretary from the Château de Bellevue, belonged to Madame de Pompaour. Notice the red painted legs - reminds me of the red painted heels worn only by the nobility of the French Court (and Christian Louboutin shoes today).
Small table (Table en chiffonière) Maker: Jean-Charles Saunier (1735–1807, maître ébéniste 1743) Date: ca. 1755 Culture: French Medium: Walnut, oak and pine, purplewood, satiné wood, mahogany, engraved boxwood and stained woods, gilt-bronze
1760 French Table at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - This mechanical table has been veneered with Japanese lacquer and gilded bronze mounts.
Commode Maker: Jacques Dubois Date: ca. Culture: French, Paris Medium: Painted and gilded wood, marble, gilt bronze, japanese lacquer