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image of Writing Table (table à écrire) Jean-Henri Riesener (artist)
French, 1734 - 1806
Writing Table (table à écrire), c. 1780
veneered on oak with mahogany, sycamore, purplewood, boxwood, ebony, and holly; gilded bronze mounts
overall: 78.9 x 81.9 x 49.5 cm (31 1/16 x 32 1/4 x 19 1/2 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.409
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From the Tour: Neoclassical Decorative Arts of the Late 1700s
Object 4 of 6

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Lady Du Cane [probably Florence Victoria Du Cane]. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., New York); sold 24 February 1910 to Peter A.B. Widener; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

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