Quantcast

Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)

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
194622:2

Close