Work table

Stamped by Charles Topino, Master in 1773
ca. 1775-1785
Poplar and walnut veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, service tree, chased gilt bronze
Inv. CAM 349
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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This cylindrical work table has three drawers, hidden behind a door decorated with marquetry pastoral scenes. Charles Topino, who specialized in these small, practical pieces of furniture, commissioned the panels from marquetry artists of varying skill.