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Desk Accessory
Date: 1850
Medium: Antique bronze
Accession Number: Inst.1985.9.1
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
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: 20.155.11
Slant-top desk (secrétaire en pente)
Attributed to Bernard II van Risenburgh
(ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date: ca. 1745–49
Medium: Oak veneered with bois satiné and end cut wood, leather, gilt bronze
Accession Number: 2007.90.7
Desk chair
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
(French, Paris 1879–1933 Paris)
Date: ca. 1923
Medium: Wood, amboyna, leather, silvered bronze
Accession Number: 1973.154.2
Desk
Date: ca. 1830
Medium: Cherry veneer and ebonized wood on pine carcass, birch secondary wood
Accession Number: 2010.218.5
Tambour Desk
Reuben Swift
(1780–1843)
Date: ca. 1805
Medium: Burl walnut, flame-grain birch, tulip, maple, pine
Accession Number: 62.171.6a, b
Work and writing table (table en chiffonière)
Bernard II van Risenburgh
(ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date: ca. 1760
Medium: Oak and pine veneered with tulipwood, kingwood, purplewood and satiné, gilt bronze, silvered metal
Accession Number: 1984.471.1
Desk
Mervyn Macartney
(British, London, 1853–1932)
Date: 1891
Medium: Mahogany veneered on the exterior with Macassar ebony, silver plated brass knobs, silver molding
Accession Number: 2006.4
Sewing and writing table
Date: ca. 1815–30
Medium: Mahogany, cherry rosewood, satinwood, oak, brass, leather, alabaster
Accession Number: 62.107a–f
Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1773
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and ebonized holly; ten soft-paste porcelain plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; marble; velvet (not original)
Accession Number: 58.75.44
Desk chair (fauteuil de cabinet)
Date: ca. 1770
Medium: Gilded walnut, caning, French 18th-century orange velvet
Accession Number: 1985.176
Desk
Date: early 18th century
Medium: Oak, ebony veneer, tortoiseshell, brass, gilt bronze, tooled reddish-brown leather top
Accession Number: 64.175
Upright secretary
Guillaume Kemp
(active 1757–86, master 1764)
Date: ca. 1775–80
Medium: Oak, pine, tulipwood, purple-wood, satiné, green-stained sycamore, satin-wood, holly, black-stained wood, marble, gilt bronze
Accession Number: 58.75.54
Small writing desk (bonheur-du-jour)
Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1774
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, and stained sycamore; mahogany; seventeen soft-paste porcelain plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; velvet (not original)
Accession Number: 58.75.49
Writing table (bureau plat)
Pierre Migeon II
(1701–1758)
Date: ca. 1745–49
Medium: Satiné wood and kingwood and gilt bronze; leather
Accession Number: 1974.356.162
Desk
Date: ca. 1715–23
Medium: Mahogany and ormolu
Accession Number: 14.40.795
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
Writing Table
Date: 1795–1805
Medium: Mahogany, satinwood, ebony stringing, tulip poplar, pine
Accession Number: 35.27
Imperial Desk Calendar
House of Carl Fabergé
Date: 1908–17
Medium: Silver, gold, guilloche' enamel, beveled glass, ivory, printed paper
Accession Number: L.2011.66.13
Secretary and bookcase
Joseph Bramah
(British, Stainborough Lane Farm 1749–1814 Pimlico)
Date: ca. 1775
Medium: Satinwood and mahogany
Accession Number: 56.169a, b
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 accessory
Toru Nishioka
(Japanese, born 1945)
Date: 1983
Medium: Aluminum
Accession Number: 1988.387.3a-c
Desk and bookcase
Date: 1700–1720
Medium: Oak, pine
Accession Number: 39.184.1a, b
Desk-on-frame
Date: 1670–1700
Medium: Cherry, maple
Accession Number: 52.77.48
Gentleman’s secretary
Attributed to Nehemiah Adams
(1769–1840)
Date: 1800–1810
Medium: Mahogany, mahogany veneer, satinwood with white pine
Accession Number: 1971.9
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
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
Desk
Date: 1760–90
Medium: Mahogany, white pine
Accession Number: 18.110.56
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
Secretary
Date: ca. 1804–09
Medium: Amboyna wood veneered on pine; gilt-bronze mounts
Accession Number: 23.147.1
Desk Accessory
Date: 1850
Accession Number: Inst.1985.9.1
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.11
Slant-top desk (secrétaire en pente)
Attributed to Bernard II van Risenburgh
(ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date: ca. 1745–49
Accession Number: 2007.90.7
Desk chair
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann
(French, Paris 1879–1933 Paris)
Date: ca. 1923
Accession Number: 1973.154.2
Desk
Date: ca. 1830
Accession Number: 2010.218.5
Tambour Desk
Reuben Swift
(1780–1843)
Date: ca. 1805
Accession Number: 62.171.6a, b
Work and writing table (table en chiffonière)
Bernard II van Risenburgh
(ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date: ca. 1760
Accession Number: 1984.471.1
Desk
Mervyn Macartney
(British, London, 1853–1932)
Date: 1891
Accession Number: 2006.4
Sewing and writing table
Date: ca. 1815–30
Accession Number: 62.107a–f
Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1773
Accession Number: 58.75.44
Desk chair (fauteuil de cabinet)
Date: ca. 1770
Accession Number: 1985.176
Desk
Date: early 18th century
Accession Number: 64.175
Upright secretary
Guillaume Kemp
(active 1757–86, master 1764)
Date: ca. 1775–80
Accession Number: 58.75.54
Small writing desk (bonheur-du-jour)
Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1774
Accession Number: 58.75.49
Writing table (bureau plat)
Pierre Migeon II
(1701–1758)
Date: ca. 1745–49
Accession Number: 1974.356.162
Desk
Date: ca. 1715–23
Accession Number: 14.40.795
Secretary (secrétaire à abattant)
Attributed to Adam Weisweiler
(French, 1744–1820)
Date: ca. 1780–90
Accession Number: 1975.1.2029
Writing Table
Date: 1795–1805
Accession Number: 35.27
Imperial Desk Calendar
House of Carl Fabergé
Date: 1908–17
Accession Number: L.2011.66.13
Secretary and bookcase
Joseph Bramah
(British, Stainborough Lane Farm 1749–1814 Pimlico)
Date: ca. 1775
Accession Number: 56.169a, b
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 accessory
Toru Nishioka
(Japanese, born 1945)
Date: 1983
Accession Number: 1988.387.3a-c
Desk and bookcase
Date: 1700–1720
Accession Number: 39.184.1a, b
Desk-on-frame
Date: 1670–1700
Accession Number: 52.77.48
Gentleman’s secretary
Attributed to Nehemiah Adams
(1769–1840)
Date: 1800–1810
Accession Number: 1971.9
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
Secretary
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1781–85
Accession Number: 1975.1.2026
Desk
Date: 1760–90
Accession Number: 18.110.56
Commode (Secrétaire à abattant)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.12
Secretary
Date: ca. 1804–09
Accession Number: 23.147.1
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