Chest of Drawers
Jean-Henri Riesener, German (active Paris), 1734 - 1806
A particular favorite of Marie Antoinette (queen of France 1755-93), Jean-Henri Riesener was appointed ébéniste du roi, or cabinetmaker to the king, in 1774, and in the next decade made over seven hundred pieces of furniture for the crown.
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