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Bureau bookcase
Date: ca. 1755
Medium: Carved mahogany and mahogany veneer
Accession Number: 64.101.1113a, b
Work and writing table (table en chiffonière)
Bernard II van Risenburgh
(ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date: ca. 1760
Medium: Oak and beech veneered with tulipwood and purplewood; gilt bronze, blue moiré silk
Accession Number: 1984.471.2
Work and writing table
Bernard II van Risenburgh
(ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date: ca. 1755–60
Medium: Oak, tulipwood, root-cut kingwood, gilt bronze and silvered metal
Accession Number: 1977.102.7
Table desk
Probably by André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: late 17th century
Medium: Ebony, brass, and tortoiseshell, gilt-bronze and tooled red leather top
Accession Number: 37.160.7
Desk accessory
Toru Nishioka
(Japanese, born 1945)
Date: 1983
Medium: Aluminum
Accession Number: 1988.387.1
“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
Table with book carrier (Cheveret)
Attributed to John McLean and Son, London, England
(active ca. 1770–1815)
Date: early 19th century
Medium: Rosewood, ormolu
Accession Number: 23.167 ab
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
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
Wrist Rest with Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove
Date: 18th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: 38.25.119a, b
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
Toru Nishioka
(Japanese, born 1945)
Date: 1983
Medium: Aluminum
Accession Number: 1988.387.4ab
Secretary-bookcase
Date: 1830
Medium: Mahogany, pine, poplar
Accession Number: 60.29.1a, b
Secretary and bookcase
Date: 1795–1805
Medium: Mahogany, mahogany and satinwood veneers with white and yellow pine, yellow poplar, cedar
Accession Number: 67.203a–h
Desk Set
Robert Gruen
(American, 1913–1999)
Date: 1945
Medium: Plastic, aluminum
Accession Number: 1979.551.7
Slant-top desk
Jean-François Hache
(fils, called Hache l'ainé) (1730–1801/2)
Date: ca. 1760–65
Medium: Walnut, kingwood and various marquetry woods, some stained
Accession Number: 22.132
Tambour Desk
Reuben Swift
(1780–1843)
Date: ca. 1805
Medium: Burl walnut, flame-grain birch, tulip, maple, pine
Accession Number: 62.171.6a, b
Slant-front desk
Date: mid-18th century
Medium: Kingwood, mahogany and various other marquetry woods; gilt bronze, leather
Accession Number: 48.187.729
Desk lamp
Sybold Van Ravesteyn
(Dutch, Rotterdam 1889–1983 Laren)
Date: designed 1926, manufactured 1979
Medium: Chrome-plated steel and plastic
Accession Number: 1980.237
Upright secretary
Philippe Pasquier
(master 1760; died 1783)
Date: late 18th century
Medium: Oak, burl yew-wood, black-stained wood, amboyna, harewood, satin-wood, tulipwood, satiné, holly, purple-wood, gilt bronze, marble, sketches on paper
Accession Number: 58.75.120
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
Desk
Date: ca. 1830
Medium: Cherry veneer and ebonized wood on pine carcass, birch secondary wood
Accession Number: 2010.218.5
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
Library Table
Greene and Greene
Date: 1907–9
Medium: Mahogany, ebony, oak, burl walnut, silver, copper
Accession Number: 1981.316
Secretary (sécretaire à abattant)
Date: ca. 1815–20 with later additions
Medium: Walnut, parcel-ebonized and mounted with gilt bronze; leather, glass, brass
Accession Number: 1991.470
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
Date: ca. 1775
Medium: Satinwood and mahogany
Accession Number: 56.169a, b
Secretary
Date: ca. 1800–1820
Medium: Pine carcase, veneered with satinwood, sycamore and rosewood; mahogany drawer linings; gilt-bronze mounts
Accession Number: 64.101.1151
Desk and Bookcase
Date: 1794
Medium: Maple, white pine
Accession Number: 53.179.1a
Desk and Bookcase
Attributed to Thomas Seymour
(1771–1848)
Date: 1800–1805
Medium: Maple, mahogany, oak, white pine
Accession Number: 10.125.85
Bureau bookcase
Date: ca. 1755
Accession Number: 64.101.1113a, b
Work and writing table (table en chiffonière)
Bernard II van Risenburgh
(ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date: ca. 1760
Accession Number: 1984.471.2
Work and writing table
Bernard II van Risenburgh
(ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date: ca. 1755–60
Accession Number: 1977.102.7
Table desk
Probably by André Charles Boulle
(French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)
Date: late 17th century
Accession Number: 37.160.7
Desk accessory
Toru Nishioka
(Japanese, born 1945)
Date: 1983
Accession Number: 1988.387.1
“Inkstone-screen” in the Shape of Mount Fuji
Date: mid- 19th century
Accession Number: 23.225.334
Table with book carrier (Cheveret)
Attributed to John McLean and Son, London, England
(active ca. 1770–1815)
Date: early 19th century
Accession Number: 23.167 ab
Writing table (Bureau plat)
Pierre Migeon II
(1701–1758)
Date: ca. 1745–49
Accession Number: 1974.356.162
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
Wrist Rest with Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: 38.25.119a, b
Commode (Secrétaire à abattant)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.12
Desk accessory
Toru Nishioka
(Japanese, born 1945)
Date: 1983
Accession Number: 1988.387.4ab
Secretary-bookcase
Date: 1830
Accession Number: 60.29.1a, b
Secretary and bookcase
Date: 1795–1805
Accession Number: 67.203a–h
Desk Set
Robert Gruen
(American, 1913–1999)
Date: 1945
Accession Number: 1979.551.7
Slant-top desk
Jean-François Hache
(fils, called Hache l'ainé) (1730–1801/2)
Date: ca. 1760–65
Accession Number: 22.132
Tambour Desk
Reuben Swift
(1780–1843)
Date: ca. 1805
Accession Number: 62.171.6a, b
Slant-front desk
Date: mid-18th century
Accession Number: 48.187.729
Desk lamp
Sybold Van Ravesteyn
(Dutch, Rotterdam 1889–1983 Laren)
Date: designed 1926, manufactured 1979
Accession Number: 1980.237
Upright secretary
Philippe Pasquier
(master 1760; died 1783)
Date: late 18th century
Accession Number: 58.75.120
Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)
Date: 1783
Accession Number: 20.155.11
Desk
Date: ca. 1830
Accession Number: 2010.218.5
Polaroid Desk Lamp 114
Walter Dorwin Teague
(American, Decatur, Indiana 1883–1960 Flemington, New Jersey)
Date: 1939
Accession Number: 2001.722.2
Library Table
Greene and Greene
Date: 1907–9
Accession Number: 1981.316
Secretary (sécretaire à abattant)
Date: ca. 1815–20 with later additions
Accession Number: 1991.470
Imperial Desk Calendar
House of Carl Fabergé
Date: 1908–17
Accession Number: L.2011.66.13
Secretary and bookcase
Date: ca. 1775
Accession Number: 56.169a, b
Secretary
Date: ca. 1800–1820
Accession Number: 64.101.1151
Desk and Bookcase
Date: 1794
Accession Number: 53.179.1a
Desk and Bookcase
Attributed to Thomas Seymour
(1771–1848)
Date: 1800–1805
Accession Number: 10.125.85
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