The rising galleried superstructure enclosing four small drawers above a folding leather-lined writing surface with two further drawers below, inlaid throughout with floral sprays, the side with a plum pudding mahogany coffre fort, raised on cabriole legs
29 in. (74 cm.) high, 1912. in. (49.5 cm.) wide, 15 in. (38.5 cm.) deep
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The name given to this type of table by Jean-François Oeben, according to D. Alcouffe et al., Furniture Collections in the Louvre, Dijon, 1993, p. 184-185, no. 56, renders homage to the young duc de Bourgogne, the eldest of Louis XV's grandsons (1751-1760). Oeben made an invalid's mechanical armchair for him in 1760 and in the inventory taken following Oeben's death, two further tables of this ingenious form are recorded. An outstanding example of a table de la bourgogne by Latz once owned by the duc de Penthièvre (1725-1793) was sold Christie's, New York, 24 October 2012, lot 76 ($278,500).

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