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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:
Jean-Jacques Pierre the Younger (active 1763–1800)
Date:
ca. 1774
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:
31 7/8 x 25 7/8 x 16 in. (81 x 65.7 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.49
231857:28

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