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image of Combined Toilet and Writing Table (toilette à transformations) Jean-François Leleu (cabinetmaker)
French, 1729 - 1807
Combined Toilet and Writing Table (toilette à transformations), c. 1764/1775
veneered on oak with tulipwood, kingwood, pearwood, purplewood, sycamore, holly, boxwood, and ebony, some of the woods being originally stained green and other colors; drawers partially of mahogany; sparsely mounted with gilded bronze
overall: 70.5 x 55.8 x 39.3 cm (27 3/4 x 21 15/16 x 15 1/2 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.422
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From the Tour: Neoclassical Decorative Arts of the Late 1700s
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Sir Francis Montefiore [1860-1935], Worth Park, Sussex. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., New York); inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania after purchase 9 December 1915 with funds of the estate; gift 1942 to NGA.

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