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image of Work and Writing Table (table en chiffonnière) Bernard van Risenburgh II (cabinetmaker)
French, active c. 1730 - 1765/1766
Work and Writing Table (table en chiffonnière), c. 1750/1760
veneered partly on oak and partly on pine with tulipwood, purplewood, crosscut kingwood, and casuarina; gilded bronze mounts
overall: 66.8 x 42 x 32 cm (26 5/16 x 16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.420
Not on View
From the Tour: Rococo Decorative Arts of the Mid-1700s
Object 6 of 7

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J. Pierpont Morgan [1837-1913], New York. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 9 December 1915 to 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] Peter A.B. Widener died in November 1915, so the sale was finalized with his estate, represented by his son, Joseph Widener.

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