Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Work and writing table (table en chiffonière)

Maker:
Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date:
ca. 1760
Culture:
French
Medium:
Oak and pine veneered with tulipwood, kingwood, purplewood and satiné, gilt bronze, silvered metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 26 1/8 × 16 1/4 × 12 1/2 in. (66.4 × 41.3 × 31.8 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.471.1
Not on view
This diminutive, multipurpose table is similar in scale and style to another model by van Risenburgh in the museum’s collection (1977.102.7). The top is decorated in floral marquetry of veneered tulipwood and end-cut kingwood, and is hinged at the back and opens to reveal three compartments. A separate drawer on the right contains three metal receptacles for writing equipment. This table en chiffonière features an extra shelf framed in gilt bronze between the curving legs, a feature that adds stability and some extra space for storage.
Signature: Stamped on bottom of drawer in center: B.V.R.B. Jme

Inscription: Stenciled underside of drawer in center and underside of shelf: 1398
baron Maurice de Rothschild , Château de Pregny, Switzerland ; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (until 1984; to MMA)
Related Objects

Eating and work table

Artist: Table attributed to Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767) Date: ca. 1758–65 Medium: Oak, vernis Martin, soft-paste porcelain, gilt bronze Accession: 58.75.45 On view in:Not on view

Eating and work table (one of a pair)

Artist: Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767) Date: ca. 1763, lower tray after 1851 Medium: Oak, vernis Martin, gilt bronze, soft-paste porcelain Accession: 58.75.46 On view in:Not on view

Jewel coffer on stand

Artist: Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767) Date: ca. 1765 Medium: Tulipwood, purplewood and kingwood, gilt bronze Accession: 1974.356.161 On view in:Not on view

Writing table (bureau plat)

Artist: Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767) Date: ca. 1750 Medium: Satiné wood, purplewood and kingwood, gilt bronze, leather Accession: 1974.356.186 On view in:Not on view

Commode

Artist: Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767) Date: ca. 1740–45 Medium: Oak veneered with panels of Chinese Coromandel lacquer and European black-lacquered veneer; gilt-bronze mounts; brèche d'Alep marble top Accession: 1974.356.189 On view in:Gallery 551