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  • Work and writing table (table en chiffonnière), ca. 1760
    Stamped by Bernard van Risenburgh (French, after 1696–ca. 1766)
    Oak and pine veneered with tulipwood, kingwood, purplewood, and bois satinĂ© (bloodwood), gilt–bronze mounts; H. 26 1/8 x W. 16 1/4 x D. 12 1/2 in. (66.4 x 41.3 x 31.8 cm)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1984 (1984.471.1)

    Van Risenburgh is known to have made a number of these elegant tables, some of them without a shelf joining the legs. The gilt-bronze molding around the lower edge of the table, with its foliated mount in the center and continuing down the legs, is typical of van Risenburgh's work. A table of this type is depicted in the 1756 portrait of Madame de Pompadour by François Boucher (Munich, Alte Pinakothek).

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  • Work and writing table (table en chiffonnière), ca. 1760
    Stamped by Bernard van Risenburgh (French, after 1696–ca. 1766)
    Oak and pine veneered with tulipwood, kingwood, purplewood, and bois satiné (bloodwood), gilt-bronze mounts; H. 26 1/8 x W. 16 1/4 x D. 12 1/2 in. (66.4 x 41.3 x 31.8 cm)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1984 (1984.471.1)

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