Rack and pinion desk-table from the collection of the Villa Reale di Marlia
Rack and pinion desk-table from the collection of the Villa Reale di Marlia

Reputed to be Napoleon's "actual map table", which went with him on all his campaigns, this
remarkable item of furniture was part of the collection of the Count and Countess Pecci-Blunt, in Marlia, the former residence of Elisa Baciocchi, Napoleon I's sister.

Its great originality, imposing size and bronze decoration brilliantly illustrate the Egyptian taste in vogue in Paris at the very start of the 19th century.

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