A Late Louis XV Style Rosewood and Tulipwood Marquetry Bonheur Du Jour
A late Louis XV style ormolu mounted rosewood and tulipwood marquetry bonheur du jour, the superstructure with a scalloped pediment resting on three compartments and drawers, the table surface decorated with trompe l'oeil depictions of cards and a quiver with bow emblematic of the arts and sciences, the scalloped cornice and serpentine freize drawer depicting neoclassical drinking cups, the cabriole legs terminating in foliate sabots, on castors, late 19th century
Provenance- From a Greenwich, Connecticut estate decorated by Nina Campbell
This bonheur du jour or "daytime delight" is a form of a ladies writing desk introduced in Paris in 1760. This bonheur du jour bears resemblance to the 1760 model by Roger Vandercreuse Lacroix (1728-1799) as well as the 1780 model by Charles Topino (maitre 1773).