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Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Adam Weisweiler
(French, 1744–1820, master cabinetmaker 1778–after 1810)
Date: ca. 1787
Medium: Oak veneered with burl thuya, amaranth, mahogany, satinwood, holly, and ebonized holly; painted metal; one soft-paste porcelain plaque; fifteen jasper medallions; gilt bronze mounts; marble; leather (not original)
Accession Number: 58.75.57
Secretary
Date: mid-18th century
Medium: Kingwood, tulipwood and various other marquetry woods, gilt bronze
Accession Number: 48.187.721
Small desk with folding top (bureau brisé)
Marquetry by Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt
(Dutch, 1639–1715, active France)
Date: ca. 1685
Medium: Oak, pine, walnut veneered with ebony, rosewood, and marquetry of tortoiseshell and engraved brass; gilt bronze and steel
Accession Number: 1986.365.3
Desk Screen
Accession Number: 79.2.747
Date:
Medium: Porcelain painted in overglaze polychrome enamels
Accession Number: 79.2.747
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, ebonized holly, and other marquetry wood; brass; green-colored metal; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top. Soft paste porcelain plaques from the Sèvres Manufactory.
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Secretary (secrétaire à abattant)
Attributed to Adam Weisweiler
(French, 1744–1820)
Date: ca. 1780–90
Medium: Oak veneered with mahogany; white marble top and shelf; gilt-bronze mounts and adjustable candleholders.
Accession Number: 1975.1.2029
Desk (Bonheur du jour)
Date: ca. 1780–90
Medium: Wood, ivory, gilt-bronze Carcass woods: mahogany and oak, with mahogany drawer linings Veneer woods include satinwood, mahogany, yewwood, tulipwood, rosewood, partridegewood (?), walnut, green-stained sycamore, and boxwood stringing
Accession Number: 66.64.5
Secretary and bookcase
Date: 1795–1810
Medium: Mahogany, satinwood, ebony with white pine, cedar
Accession Number: 46.67.89
Polaroid Desk Lamp 114
Walter Dorwin Teague
(American, Decatur, Indiana 1883–1960 Flemington, New Jersey)
Date: 1939
Medium: Bakelite, aluminum
Accession Number: 2001.722.2
Desk (Secretary)
Date: last quarter 18th century
Medium: Wood, marble, gilt bronze
Accession Number: 48.187.728 ab
Drop-front secretaire (secrètaire à abattant)
René Dubois
(1737–1799, master 1755)
Date: ca. 1770–75
Medium: Painted and varnished oak, veneered with European lacquer, mahogany, purplewood, gilt-bronze mounts
Accession Number: 1982.60.57
Writing table
Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix
(French, 1727–1799)
Date: third quarter 18th century
Medium: Tulipwood, kingwood, harewood, purplewood, holly veneered on oak
Accession Number: 50.145.48
Drop-front secretary (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en armoire)
Guillaume Benneman
(active 1785, died 1811)
Date: 1786–87
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, kingwood, holly partly stained green, ebony, and mahogany; brèche d'Alep marble (not original); modern leather; gilt-bronze mounts
Accession Number: 1971.206.17
Library Table
Possibly designed by Alexander Jackson Davis
(American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)
Date: ca. 1855
Medium: Oak, walnut, cherry, poplar
Accession Number: 1979.484
Commode (Secrétaire à abattant)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
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)
Accession Number: 20.155.12
Desk Accessory
Date: 1850
Medium: Antique bronze
Accession Number: Inst.1985.9.1
Desk chair (Fauteuil de bureau)
Date: ca. 1750
Medium: Carved walnut, leather upholstery
Accession Number: 21.34
Bureau bookcase
Date: ca. 1755
Medium: Carved mahogany and mahogany veneer
Accession Number: 64.101.1113a, b
Desk chair
Carlo Bugatti
(Italian, Milan 1855–1940 Molsheim)
Date: ca. 1902
Medium: Walnut, brass,vellum, pewter
Accession Number: 1970.181.2
Library Table
Herter Brothers
(1864–1906)
Date: 1882
Medium: Rosewood, brass, mother-of-pearl
Accession Number: 1972.47
Library Table
William Lightfoot Price
(1861–1916)
Date: 1904
Medium: White oak, stained
Accession Number: 1991.145
Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix
(French, 1727–1799)
Date: porcelain ca. 1764, secretary ca. 1775
Medium: Oak veneered with satin-wood, green and black-stained wood; gilt bronze, marble, soft-paste porcelain, silk
Accession Number: 58.75.52
Desk and Bookcase
Date: 1794
Medium: Maple, white pine
Accession Number: 53.179.1a
“Inkstone-screen” in the Shape of Mount Fuji
Date: mid- 19th century
Medium: White porcelain decorated in blue under the glaze
Accession Number: 23.225.334
Drop-front secretary on stand (secrètaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet) (one of a pair) (part of a set)
Adam Weisweiler
(French, 1744–1820, master cabinetmaker 1778–after 1810)
Date: ca. 1790
Medium: Oak veneered with ebony, amaranth, holly, ebonized holly, satinwood, Japanese and French lacquer panels, gilt-bronze mounts, brocatelle marble top (not original); steel springs; morocco leather (not original)
Accession Number: 1977.1.13
Vargueño (Scrutoire)
Date: 17th century
Medium: Walnut
Accession Number: 31.33.57
Lady's desk
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
(French, Paris 1879–1933 Paris)
Date: ca. 1923
Medium: Macassar ebony, ivory, leather, silk, silver, aluminum leaf
Accession Number: 23.174
Desk (Bonheur du jour)
Thomas Chippendale
(British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)
Date: ca. 1770–80
Medium: Harewood, rosewood, ebony, boxwood, satiné, purple-heart, mahogany
Accession Number: 29.114.2
Gentleman’s secretary
Attributed to Nehemiah Adams
(1769–1840)
Date: 1800–1810
Medium: Mahogany, mahogany veneer, satinwood with white pine
Accession Number: 1971.9
Cylinder Desk and Bookcase
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe
(1770–1854)
Date: 1815–20
Medium: Mahogany, mahogany veneer, satinwood, gilded gesso with yellow poplar, white pine
Accession Number: 1985.236a, b
Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Adam Weisweiler
(French, 1744–1820, master cabinetmaker 1778–after 1810)
Date: ca. 1787
Accession Number: 58.75.57
Secretary
Date: mid-18th century
Accession Number: 48.187.721
Small desk with folding top (bureau brisé)
Marquetry by Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt
(Dutch, 1639–1715, active France)
Date: ca. 1685
Accession Number: 1986.365.3
Desk Screen
Accession Number: 79.2.747
Date:
Accession Number: 79.2.747
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Secretary (secrétaire à abattant)
Attributed to Adam Weisweiler
(French, 1744–1820)
Date: ca. 1780–90
Accession Number: 1975.1.2029
Desk (Bonheur du jour)
Date: ca. 1780–90
Accession Number: 66.64.5
Secretary and bookcase
Date: 1795–1810
Accession Number: 46.67.89
Polaroid Desk Lamp 114
Walter Dorwin Teague
(American, Decatur, Indiana 1883–1960 Flemington, New Jersey)
Date: 1939
Accession Number: 2001.722.2
Desk (Secretary)
Date: last quarter 18th century
Accession Number: 48.187.728 ab
Drop-front secretaire (secrètaire à abattant)
René Dubois
(1737–1799, master 1755)
Date: ca. 1770–75
Accession Number: 1982.60.57
Writing table
Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix
(French, 1727–1799)
Date: third quarter 18th century
Accession Number: 50.145.48
Drop-front secretary (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en armoire)
Guillaume Benneman
(active 1785, died 1811)
Date: 1786–87
Accession Number: 1971.206.17
Library Table
Possibly designed by Alexander Jackson Davis
(American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)
Date: ca. 1855
Accession Number: 1979.484
Commode (Secrétaire à abattant)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.12
Desk Accessory
Date: 1850
Accession Number: Inst.1985.9.1
Desk chair (Fauteuil de bureau)
Date: ca. 1750
Accession Number: 21.34
Bureau bookcase
Date: ca. 1755
Accession Number: 64.101.1113a, b
Desk chair
Carlo Bugatti
(Italian, Milan 1855–1940 Molsheim)
Date: ca. 1902
Accession Number: 1970.181.2
Library Table
Herter Brothers
(1864–1906)
Date: 1882
Accession Number: 1972.47
Library Table
William Lightfoot Price
(1861–1916)
Date: 1904
Accession Number: 1991.145
Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix
(French, 1727–1799)
Date: porcelain ca. 1764, secretary ca. 1775
Accession Number: 58.75.52
Desk and Bookcase
Date: 1794
Accession Number: 53.179.1a
“Inkstone-screen” in the Shape of Mount Fuji
Date: mid- 19th century
Accession Number: 23.225.334
Drop-front secretary on stand (secrètaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet) (one of a pair) (part of a set)
Adam Weisweiler
(French, 1744–1820, master cabinetmaker 1778–after 1810)
Date: ca. 1790
Accession Number: 1977.1.13
Vargueño (Scrutoire)
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: 31.33.57
Lady's desk
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
(French, Paris 1879–1933 Paris)
Date: ca. 1923
Accession Number: 23.174
Desk (Bonheur du jour)
Thomas Chippendale
(British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)
Date: ca. 1770–80
Accession Number: 29.114.2
Gentleman’s secretary
Attributed to Nehemiah Adams
(1769–1840)
Date: 1800–1810
Accession Number: 1971.9
Cylinder Desk and Bookcase
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe
(1770–1854)
Date: 1815–20
Accession Number: 1985.236a, b
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