Writing Table

Jean-Henri Riesener, German (active Paris), 1734 - 1806

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
1783

Medium:
Oak with mahogany, sycamore, satinwood, boxwood, ebony, and other wood veneers; gilded bronze mounts

Dimensions:
28 9/16 x 33 1/4 x 19 5/16 inches (72.5 x 84.5 x 49 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

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

Accession Number:
1939-41-8

Credit Line:
Bequest of Eleanore Elkins Rice, 1939

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Label:
This table was made for Marie-Antoinette (queen of France 1774-93) and delivered to her at the royal château at Marly, near Versailles.


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