Pedestal table

Pedestal table
Paris, circa 1790-1800
Oak structure painted with red ochre, poplar legs, mahogany veneer, gilt bronze, varnished brass, Brocatelle marble top
Eugène Barriol bequest, 1938
Inv. 33860
© Photo MAD, Paris / Jean Tholance

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According to the definition of the pedestal table in the Encyclopédie, “its convenience is to be transported where one wishes.” This pedestal table is mounted on castors and at different times of day can be used as a tea table, writing table or for placing a candelabrum.