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

Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)

Factory: Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator: Central plaque decorated by Edme François Bouillat père (French,1739/40–1810, active 1758–1800)
Date: ca. 1776
Culture: French, Paris and Sèvres
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and sycamore; six Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plaques and two painted tin plaques; gilt bronze mounts; marble shelves; moiré silk
Dimensions: 43 3/8 x 40 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. (110.1 x 102.9 x 32.7cm)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1976
Accession Number: 1976.155.110

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