Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1995
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
The firm of Duvinage specialized in finely worked marquetry in the Japanese taste. In 1877 Ferdinand Duvinage's widow obtained a patent for this type of decoration, which combined wood marquetry with metal cloissoné on an ivory ground.
[ Martin Levy, H. Blairman and Sons, Ltd. , London, until 1995; sold to MMA ]
Artist: Marquetry by Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt (Dutch, 1639–1715, active France)Date: ca. 1685Medium: Oak, pine, walnut veneered with ebony, rosewood, and marquetry of tortoiseshell and engraved brass; gilt bronze and steelAccession: 1986.365.3On view in:Gallery 531
Artist: Adam Weisweiler (French, 1744–1820)Date: ca. 1790Medium: Oak veneered with ebony, amaranth, holly, ebonized holly, satinwood, Japanese and French lacquer panels; gilt-bronze mounts, brocatelle marble top (not original); steel springs; morocco leather (not original)Accession: 1977.1.12On view in:Gallery 524
Artist: Jean Henri Riesener (French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)Date: 1778Medium: Oak veneered with marquetry of bois satiné, holly, amaranth, barberry, stained sycamore, and green-lacquered wood; gilt-bronze mounts; steel, iron and brass fittings; mirror glass; velvet (not original)Accession: 33.12On view in:Gallery 528