Mechanical desk

Roger Vandercrusca. 1760

Musée Nissim de Camondo

Musée Nissim de Camondo
Paris, France

The front part of the table top folds down to form a writing desk. The apron contains a tier of three drawers at the back, opened by a mechanism. The marquetry decoration features “bottomless cubes.” One of the desk drawers is inscribed with the name of Simon Poirier, the marchand-mercier who sold these precious furniture pieces at the time.


  • Title: Mechanical desk
  • Creator: Roger Vandercrus
  • Date Created: ca. 1760
  • Rights: © MAD, Paris
  • Medium: Oak and walnut veneered with satinwood, amaranth, tulipwood, holly, chased gilt bronze

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