Late 18th century mahogany architect’s table or ‘Table à la Tronchin’ in the manner of Joseph Gengenbach, known as Canabas (maître in 1766). An elegant mechanical and transformation mahogany veneered table with a crank handle to lift the top. The top writing surface still with its original gilt-tooled green leather lined writing surface. A horizontal molding, on which reading, writing and drawing materials may be propped, is attached on the writing surface. A simple frieze drawer, an additional ink drawer and two candle slides complete the practical facilities. Closed, the architect’s table gives little hint of its actual purpose – appearing as an elegant console table. Its elegantly modest design a reminder of English mahogany furniture, in France familiar as the ‘goût anglais’, for which Canabas was renown.