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TABLE with TRONCHIN forming BACKGAMMON GAME in mahogany and mahogany veneer. The table top, darkened with a leather decorated with roulette, has a double inclination: on the one hand desk and on the other hand equipped with a mechanical rack and pinion system to go up to the height of a man's eyes. The belt opens with three two-row drawers and two side shelves; the central drawer has been fitted out at the back to accommodate a backgammon board. It rests on four fluted feet and is decorated with ormolu ornamentation, such as a row of pearls, draw rings and clogs. Neo-classical work from the late 18th-early 19th century. Height 74 Width 96 Depth 56.5 cm (accident on one foot, small bronze lacks, cracks, transformation into a game table).
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TABLE with TRONCHIN forming BACKGAMMON GAME in mahogany and mahogany veneer. The table top, darkened with a leather decorated with roulette, has a double inclination: on the one hand desk and on the other hand equipped with a mechanical rack and pinion system to go up to the height of a man's eyes. The belt opens with three two-row drawers and two side shelves; the central drawer has been fitted out at the back to accommodate a backgammon board. It rests on four fluted feet and is decorated with ormolu ornamentation, such as a row of pearls, draw rings and clogs. Neo-classical work from the late 18th-early 19th century. Height 74 Width 96 Depth 56.5 cm (accident on one foot, small bronze lacks, cracks, transformation into a game table).

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