Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)

Maker: Jean Henri Riesener (French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Oak veneered with ebony and 17th-century Japanese lacquer; interiors veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and ebonized holly; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top; velvet (not original)
Dimensions: H. 57 in. (144.8 cm), W. 43 in. (109.2 cm), D. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Bequest of William K. Vanderbilt, 1920
Accession Number: 20.155.11

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