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image of Roll-top Desk (Bureau à cylindre) Jean-Henri Riesener (artist)
French, 1734 - 1806
Roll-top Desk (Bureau à cylindre), c. 1775/1785
veneered on oak principally with tulipwood and purplewood, with ebony (or wood stained to resemble ebony) and boxwood for stringing; gilded bronze mounts
overall: 121.3 x 128.2 x 78.2 cm (47 3/4 x 50 1/2 x 30 13/16 in.) overall (depth of table top): 34.8 cm (13 11/16 in.) overall (height to table top): 76.2 cm (30 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.410
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From the Tour: Neoclassical Decorative Arts of the Late 1700s
Object 2 of 6

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Dr. Arthur Maude, Westerham, Kent. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., New York); sold 9 December 1915 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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