Small desk with folding top (bureau brisé)

Maker: Marquetry by Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt (Dutch, 1639–1715, active France)
Designer: Designed and possibly engraved by Jean Berain (French, Saint-Mihiel 1640–1711 Paris) (1638/9-1711)
Date: ca. 1685
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Oak, pine, walnut veneered with ebony, rosewood, and marquetry of tortoiseshell and engraved brass; gilt bronze and steel
Dimensions: 30 5/16 x 41 3/4 x 23 3/8 in. (77 x 106 x 59.4cm)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1986
Accession Number: 1986.365.3

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