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Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)

Attributed to Adam Weisweiler
(French, 1744–1820, master cabinetmaker 1778–after 1810)

Manufactory: Porcelain plaques made by Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator: Porcelain plaques decorated by Edme François Bouillat père (French,1739/40–1810, active 1758–1800)
Decorator: Porcelain plaques decorated by Geneviève Taillandier (active 1774–98)
Factory: Jasperware medallions by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (1759–present)
Maker: Some mounts by Pierre Rémond (1747–1812)
Date: ca. 1787
Culture: French, Paris and Sèvres
Medium: Oak veneered with burl thuya, amaranth, mahogany, satinwood, holly, and ebonized holly; painted metal; one soft-paste porcelain plaque; fifteen jasper medallions; gilt bronze mounts; marble; leather (not original)
Dimensions: 51 x 27 x 16 in. (129.5 x 68.6 x 40.6cm)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number: 58.75.57

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