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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
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From the Tour: Production of French Decorative Arts in the 1700s
Object 5 of 5

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Mme. Marion de Bressellogue, Chateau Longue, near Toulouse. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 19 December 1907 by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[1] 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.

[1] Provenance from Widener collection records, in NGA curatorial files.

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