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Furniture by one of the greatest cabinet-makers of the eighteenth century

Attributed to Jean-Henri Riesener (1734–1806)

Writing table 1777

Oak, conifer, purplewood, satiné, tulipwood, stained woods, ebony or ebonised wood, gilt bronze | 76 x 79.4 x 47.6 cm | 2528 |

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Elegant in form and decoration, this writing table was delivered to Louis XVI’s private study at the Petit Trianon in 1777, en suite with a fall-front desk, a chest of drawers and another writing table. The frieze of the table has been mounted with gilt bronze in the form of scrolling acanthus leaves, whilst the top is decorated with trellis work marquetry and a trophy representing Poetry and Literature.

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