Small bedside table or flying piece of furniture, called a small library.
Natural wood, oxblood red lacquer, black lines – Louis XV. XVIII century
This charming and delicate flying living room or bedside table in wood with a red lacquered interior is enhanced with black lines. It opens with a niche and a side drawer.
Elegant provincial work, from the Louis XV period of the second half of the 18th century.
This model, simple in appearance but refined and rare in its finishes: the double black and red lacquering gives it a precious look.
For memory :
In the 17th century, the bedside table took on increased importance because the women of high society (and in particular salonnières like Madame de Rambouillet or Mademoiselle de Scudéry) got into the habit of receiving their guests in their bedroom, often lying on their beds while their guests settle down in the “alley”, the alcove adjoining the bed. The bedside table is therefore equipped with shelves, drawers, compartments, niches. The piece of furniture becomes more elegant and competes in style to reflect the tastes of its owner.
H 78 Width 43 Depth 26 cm