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Mechanical table (Table mécanique)

Jean Henri Riesener
(French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)

Maker: mechanism by Jean-Gotfritt Mercklein (1733–1808)
Date: 1778
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: 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)
Dimensions: H. 31 x W. 44-1/2 x D. 27 1/4 in. (78.7 x 113.0 x 69.2 cm)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1933
Accession Number: 33.12

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