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Small writing desk (bonheur-du-jour)

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

Factory:
Porcelain plaques by Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Decorated by Denis Levé (active 1754–93, 1795–1805)
Date:
ca. 1768
Culture:
French, Paris and Sèvres
Medium:
Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, and stained sycamore; mahogany; seventeen soft-paste porcelain plaques; gilt bronze mounts; velvet (not original)
Dimensions:
32 1/2 x 25 7/8 x 16 in. (82.5 x 65.7 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.48
231856:29

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