Desk with eight legs called "Mazarin" of scrolled form, with inlaid decoration i…
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poet, founding member of the Académie française.autograph manuscript of POEMS and EPIGRAMS; 4 pages on 2 folios in-fol.Very rare manuscript, including a poem to the glory of Mazarin, patron of the Académie.A quatrain is first dedicated to the chancellor SÉGUIER : "Puis que le Grand Seguier fait un si bon accueilAu travail mesuré qui sorti de mon estude"...Then a sonnet is addressed to MAZARIN (with erasure and correction in the 8th verse) : "Jule, puis qu'a l'honneur des filles de MemoireTu remplis ton palais des escris des scavans Ayme l'Academie, elle seme ta gloireEt tous ses Apollons sont des livres vivans. [...]Couronne nos combats qui domptent lignorance Ou lavenir dira que tu nas pas cognuLes fleurs et les lauriers du Parnasse de France."On the back, after two crossed-out verses, a secretary wrote a new version of the sonnet to Mazarin. Maynard then composed in his own hand a small light poem (2 quatrains) : "I believe that she writes chickensTo lass four secretaries"...The other sheet, on ruled paper coming from the same collection as the letter to the president Caminade, presents on the recto several epigrams and thoughts (among which quotations of Cicero) : "These ambitious and farded friendships have some clout on the theatre, but they are of no use in the cabinet. [...] It is necessary to be very filosofe to consider without emotion the public calumnies"...On the back are three epigrams : "Puis quil mesprise Maynard, je luy fairay respondre par Malherbe"... Then Maynard composed a satirical poem on MAZARIN (15 verses) : "In Mazarin one sees only meritAnd who does not have it is a true Moscovite, [...Light people that a small wind agitates, Monster testu ches which the rage lives, Nas tu pas tort davoir si haut prosnéThat the council of a refined deceiverTrompe une femme, et qu'Armand [Richelieu] resuciteEn Mazarin."We join 2 other autograph manuscripts of poems : "Jay trop bien dit, jay trop bien deviné"... (fragment of 13 verses, 1 page in-4) ; a quatrain : "Adieu pompous demoiselles"... (1 page oblong in-8).

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Desk with eight legs called "Mazarin" of scrolled form, with inlaid decoration in first part of brass on bottom of tortoise shell (Chelonioidea spp) (pre Convention) tinted red. The rectangular top is decorated with dancers under a canopy in the center of a composition after Bérain animated with foliage, tendrils and scrolls, dragons and exotic birds in flight.It opens with six drawers on three rows separated by crosspieces distributed in two boxes, on either side of a central drawer and a door.Louis XIV period.The base is from the later period and consists of eight sheathed feet joined by two X-shaped braces.H. 80.4 cm - Width : 128.5 cm - Depth : 74 cm.Reinforced top, wear to the marquetry, uprisings, cracks and missing parts, restorations.Expert : BLAISE Morgan- MB ART EXPERTISES

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