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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

1942Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 18.
1959Boger, Louise Ade. The Complete Guide to Furniture Styles. New York, 1959: 117, pl. 150.
1963Boutemy, André. "Cressent, les motifs qui permettent de le reconnaître." Connaissance des Arts 136 (June 1963): 76-77, fig. 13.
1997Blakemore, Robbie G. History of Interior Design and Furniture, From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Europe. New York, 1997: 221, repro.
2003Pradère, Alexandre. Charles Cressent: sculpteur, ébéniste du Régent. Dijon, 2003: 127-128, 130 n. 30, 133, 244, 268 no. 58, 334 notes on no. 5, 339 notes on no. 118, repro.
2003Ferment, Claude. Guide du meuble à écrire. Paris, 2003: 61.

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