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Maker:
Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date:
ca. 1740–45
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Oak veneered with panels of Chinese Coromandel lacquer and European black-lacquered veneer; gilt-bronze mounts; brèche d'Alep marble top
Dimensions:
34 x 63 x 25 1/4 in. (86.4 x 160 x 64.1 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.356.189
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 551
The Coromandel lacquer panels with their incised decorations were removed from a late-seventeenth-century Chinese screen.
Signature: Stamped with die, once on top of each leg under marble top: B•V•R•B•
Duc Antoine Alfred Agénor de Gramont , Paris (until 1925; sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 22, 1925, lot 62; to Schoeller); Andre Schoeller (from 1925) ; Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
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