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image of Writing Table (bureau plat) Charles Cressent (cabinetmaker)
French, 1685 - 1768
Writing Table (bureau plat), c. 1740/1745
veneered on oak and pine with kingwood, tulipwood, purplewood, boxwood, and ebony; gilded bronze mounts
overall: 83.8 x 194.2 x 89.8 cm (33 x 76 7/16 x 35 3/8 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.423
On View
From the Tour: Production of French Decorative Arts in the 1700s
Object 5 of 5

Exhibition History

1973
François Boucher in North American Collections: One Hundred Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago, 1973-1974, not in catalogue or brochure (shown only in Washington).
1994
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, brochure, no. 91.

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