Drop-Front Desk

Artist/maker unknown, French. Plaque made by the Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present.

Made in France, Europe

c. 1790

Oak with thuja and satinwood veneers; gilded bronze mounts; soft-paste porcelain plaques with enamel decoration; marble tops

Overall: 48 3/4 x 28 x 14 3/8 inches (123.8 x 71.1 x 36.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 265, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Eleanore Elkins Rice, 1939

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