Costermans & Pelgrims de Bigard

Ernest Louis Jean Cremer (France, 1731-1793)
Mahogany quartet table, circa 1780
Louis XVI period
H 74.5 x W 53.5 x D 38 cm
Stamped by Cremer, received Master on July 13, 1777
Literature: P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Les Editions de l'Amateur 2008, p. 218

These triptych music stands can be positioned at different angles by means of notches on the base and are made up of arms supporting finely chased ormolu screw-on brackets. This unusual 18th century piece of furniture by Ernest Louis Jean Cremer (1731-1793) was used to hold music scores. Candlesticks attached to either side of the music stand were used to illuminate the music partitions.