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Design attributed to Charles-Auguste Questel
(1807–1888)

Maker: Workshop of Georges-Alphonse Jacob Desmalter (1799–1870)
Decorator: Carved decoration by Chabraux
Date: 1839
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Ebony, ebony veneer, ebonized maple, oak, maple, rosewood, snakewood, ivory, mother-of-pearl; brass hardware and mounts; lined with silk velvet not original to the piece
Dimensions: Overall (at base): 53 x 32 1/8 x 23 1/8 in. (134.6 x 81.6 x 58.7 cm); Overall (at widest edge of lectern): 53 x 30 11/16 x 21 5/8 in.
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Purchase, Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; and Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan and Rogers Fund, by exchange, 2006
Accession Number: 2006.518

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