The rectangular top has a rounded edge above a recessed dentiled frieze and apron boards with applied moldings to imitate frame and panel construction on three sides. One drawer has a bronze pull; the whole is supported by four turned baluster legs with base-block feet that are connected with rectangular stretchers resting on four ball feet. The top is not original to the table. Most of the dentiled apron and moldings in the rectangular panels and lower edge of the frieze are modern replacements. The drawer has a substitute bottom and back panel and is fitted with new drawer runners. The legs and stretcher appear original, but there are no indications as to the accuracy of the replaced top and frieze moldings.
Catalogue entry from: Wolfram Koeppe. The Robert Lehman Collection. Decorative Arts, Vol. XV. Wolfram Koeppe, et al. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2012, p. 261.
Mrs. Albert E. Goodhart, New York. Bequeathed by Mrs. Goodhart to Robert Lehman in August 1952.
Artist: Attributed to Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris) andDate: ca. 1781–85Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, ebonized holly, and other marquetry wood; brass; green-colored metal; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top. Soft paste porcelain plaques from the Sèvres Manufactory.Accession: 1975.1.2026On view in:Gallery 957