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image of Lean-to Writing Desk (secrétaire en pente) Bernard van Risenburgh II (cabinetmaker)
French, active c. 1730 - 1765/1766
Lean-to Writing Desk (secrétaire en pente), c. 1750
veneered on oak (stained purple on the underside of the top) with tulipwood cut on the quarter, root-cut kingwood, and other end-cut woods; gilded bronze mounts
overall: 80 x 53.3 x 35.8 cm (31 1/2 x 21 x 14 1/8 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.419
Not on View
From the Tour: Rococo Decorative Arts of the Mid-1700s
Object 5 of 7

Inscription

beneath the front rail, stenciled in black: B.V.R.B.; beneath the front rail, stamped with the monogram of the jurés, and blackened with ink

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