Oak, veneered with tulipwood, purplewood, kingwood and sycamore; gilt-bronze mounts, brèche d'Alep marble top
H. 35-3/8 x W. 54-5/16 x D. 25-1/16 in. (89.9 x 138.0 x 63.7 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1972
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 525
Signature: Stamped on the back toward top of righthand rear leg: I. DUBOIS Jme.
Inscription: Painted across top of carcass: B no 4
Grand Duchess Marie of Russia ; Edward Arnold , The Grove, Dorking, England (until 1932; sale, Christie's, London, February 25, 1932, lot 153); Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (until 1972; to MMA)
Artist: Jean Henri Riesener (French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)Date: 1783Medium: Oak veneered with ebony and 17th-century Japanese lacquer; interiors veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and ebonized holly; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top; velvet (not original)Accession: 20.155.12On view in:Gallery 524