Finally we are getting to some of my prints wherein Roubo actually illustrates furniture rather than arcane geometric exercises (I can only speculate from the abundance of the latter in L’art du Menuisier that Roubo had not yet discovered girls). Here is Print #248, “Illustrations of a Turkish-style Bed and its Developments.”
The artistry, rather than the mere technical mastery, of Roubo as both a draftsman and engraver are on display here as he shows the composition and design aesthetics required for creating “D’un Lit a la Turque.” Frankly I am uncertain of what makes this a Turkish Bed, as opposed to the Polish Bed, the English Bed, the Martian Bed, etc., he presents in adjacent sections of the book. Regardless, it is a lovely illustration and the page is in excellent condition, in fact I would say that there may be several in my inventory in as good a condition, but none better.
If you have ever wanted to own a genuine piece of Rouboiana, this is your chance. I will be selling this print at Handworks on a first-come basis, with terms being cash, check, or Paypal if you have a smart phone and can do that at the time of the transaction.