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A WRITING AND GAMES TABLE 

Circa Date: 1936
Stock No: F3D0235
Location: New York
Dimensions:
H: 28.0 in (71.0 cm)
W: 46.5 in (118.0 cm)
L/D: 23.2 in (59.0 cm)
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A very fine limed oak and walnut table with a reversible top, one side having retaining its original tooled leather writing surface, the reverse with an inlaid chess board. Made by Chanaux in France. Stamped 20102.

Illustrated M.A. Teitelbaum, The Stylemakers. Philip Wilson Publishers, London, 2010. Page 230.

This exceptional writing-cum-games table is possibly the original table sent by Jean-Michel Frank to Ignacio Pirovano, his business partner in Argentina. Before Frank moved to Argentina in 1940 he would enable the production of his designs by Comte, his workshop in Buenos Aires, by sending examples of the commissioned designs, alongside the drawings and plans themselves. The cabinet making of this highly refined table imply that it was made by Chanaux in Paris. The stamped number suggests the same year of production as chairs supplied to the Born family by Chanaux & Co. The design is a refined and elegantly simplified reinvention of Louis XVI tric-trac tables. Instead of a sunken backgammon board the original tooled leather writing surface reverses to reveal a richly inlaid chessboard.

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