Masonic Shelf, 1900, wood & bronze
This four-level wooden shelf is a perfect equilateral triangle. The summits, at the base, are made with volutes and the main summit is crowned with a trilobé pattern. The heart of the summit is a bronze rose. Below, the object is dated 1900. This piece of furniture has an undeniable aesthetic quality. The craftsman creates a polychrome by playing with wood species and combines polished surfaces with guilloched parts to produce a matting effect.
This shelf goes beyond the simple functional and aesthetic role to which one could limit it. In form, as in the arrangement of levels and ornaments, the number three is omnipresent. This shelf is linked to the Freemason order.