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Furniture in Wood from France

Wood, Furniture, Europe, France

Works of Art (38)

Armchair (bergère en cabriolet) (one of a pair), ca. 1760–70, Stamped by Claude-Louis Burgat (French), Carved and gilded beechwood (1982.60.89)
Armchair (bergère en cabriolet), 1788, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené (French), Carved, painted, and gilded walnut (41.205.2)
Armchair (part of a large set), 1753, Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot (French), Carved and gilded beechwood, covered with the original silk and wool Beauvais tapestry covers (35.145.26a, .25b, .23c,d)
Armchair, 1843, Auguste-Émile Ringuet-Leprince (French; firm active Paris), Ebonized fruitwood (apple or pear), beech, gilt bronze mounts, original upholstery (69.262.3)
Armchair, ca. 1710, French, Carved and gilded walnut, covered in late 17th-century wool, velvet (1983.526)
Armchair, ca. 1850, Chair frame by firm of Joseph-Pierre-François Jeanselme (French); upholstery by firm of Jacques-Michel Dulud, Carved rosewood, leather, silk, serge (1995.164)
Armchair, ca. 1860, French, Gilded wood, upholstered in modern green tufted velvet (1998.382)
Armchair, ca. 1905, Designer: Henri-Jules-Ferdinand Bellery-Desfontaines (French), French (Paris), Walnut, copper, brass, tapestry covers, brown plush (1990.213)
Armoire, ca. 1710, Attributed to André-Charles Boulle (French), Tortoiseshell, engraved brass, and ebony on oak; gilt-bronze (59.108)
Bookstand, 1839, Designer: Charles-Auguste Questel (French); Maker: Georges-Alphonse Jacob Desmalter (French), France; Paris, Oak, maple, ebony, ebony veneer, ebonized maple, snakewood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silk velvet, gilt bronze, and brass (2006.518)
Cabinet on base, ca. 1939, Charlotte Perriand (French), Aluminum, pine, and walnut (1987.461.2ab)
Coin cabinet, ca. 1809–19, Probably by François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (French); silver mounts by Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French); designed by Charles Percier (French); decoration after drawings by Baron Dominique Vivant-Denon (French), Mahogany, silver (26.168.77)
Commode (commode à vantaux), ca. 1790, Stamped by Adam Weisweiler (French), Oak veneered with Japanese lacquer and European japanning, ebony, gilt-bronze mounts, violet brocatelle marble top (1977.1.12)
Commode, ca. 1710–20, André-Charles Boulle (French), Walnut veneered with ebony and marquetry of engraved brass and tortoiseshell, gilt-bronze mounts, verd antique marble top (1982.60.82)
Commode, ca. 1745–49, Charles Cressent (French), Pine and oak veneered with purplewood, mahogany, and bois satiné (bloodwood), gilt-bronze mounts, portor marble top (1982.60.56)
Corner cabinet (encoignure) (one of a pair), 1745–49, Stamped by Bernard van Risenburgh (French), Oak veneered with ebony and Chinese Coromandel lacquer, cherry, and purple wood, gilt-bronze mounts, Spanish brocatelle marble (1983.185.1a,b)
David-Weill desk, ca. 1918–19, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French), Amboyna, ivory, sharkskin, silk (1973.154.1)
Desk (secrétaire), ca. 1804–15, French, Amboyna on pine with gilt-bronze mounts (23.147.1)
Desk chair (fauteuil de bureau), French, Mahogany, gilt bronze, satin-velvet upholstery (voided, green and red) (07.225.53)
État (State) cabinet, 1926, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French), Macassar ebony, amaranth, ivory (25.231.1)
Folding stool (one of a pair), 1786, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené (French), Beechwood, carved and painted, upholstered in pink silk (1977.102.9,.10)
Hanging cabinet, ca. 1890, Émile Gallé (French), French (Nancy), Beechwood, various marquetry woods (1982.246)
Mechanical table, 1778, Jean-Henri Riesener (French), Oak veneered with bois satiné (bloodwood), holly, black stained holly, amaranth, berberis, stained sycamore, and green lacquered wood, gilt-bronze mounts (33.12)
Mechanical table, ca. 1761–63, Stamped by Jean-François Oeben and Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (French), Oak veneered with mahogany, kingwood, and tulipwood with marquetry of mahogany, rosewood, holly, and various other woods, gilt-bronze mounts (1982.60.61)
Screen: Sunrise/Sunset, ca. 1930, Jean Dunand (French), Lacquered gilt wood (2006.585)
Secretary (secrétaire à abattant), 1783, Jean-Henri Riesener (French), Oak veneered with ebony and black and gold Japanese lacquer, tulipwood, holly and black stained holly, amaranth, gilt-bronze mounts, white marble (20.155.11)
Secretary, ca. 1776, Attributed to Martin Carlin (French), Paris, Oak; tulipwood, purplewood, holly, and sycamore veneer; porcelain and tôle painted to imitate porcelain; gilt bronze (1976.155.110)
Side chair (chaise) (one of a pair), 1784, Georges Jacob (French), carved by Jules Hugues Rousseau (French) and his brother Jean-Siméon Rousseau (French), Carved and gilded walnut (1977.102.13,14)
Side chair (part of a set), ca. 1899, Edward Colonna (German), for L'Art Nouveau Bing, Paris, French, Palissander wood, damask upholstery (26.228.5)
Small desk (bonheur-du-jour), 1768, Martin Carlin (French), Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, stained sycamore and mahogany drawers, gilt-bronze mounts, Sèvres plaques (58.75.48)
Sofa, ca. 1856, Ringuet-Leprince and L. Marcotte (French and American), Ebonized maple, gilt bronze (68.69.1)
Stool, ca. 1925, Pierre Legrain (French), Rosewood (1972.283.1)
Table, 1653–60, Attributed to Pierre Gole (Dutch, active in France), Tortoiseshell, ivory, ebony, and other woods on oak and fruitwood; gilt-bronze (1986.38.1)
Upright secretary (secrétaire à abattant), ca. 1786–87, Maker: Guillaume Beneman (French) (1971.206.17)
Washstand (athénienne or lavabo), 1804–14, Design attributed to Charles Percier (French); mounts attributed to Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French), Yew wood, gilt bronze (26.256.1)
Work and writing table (table en chiffonnière), ca. 1760, Stamped by Bernard van Risenburgh (French), Oak and pine veneered with tulipwood, kingwood, purplewood, and bois satiné (bloodwood), gilt-bronze mounts(1984.471.1)
Writing desk (bureau brisé), ca. 1685, Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt (Dutch, active France), maker; Jean Berain (French), engraver, France (Paris), Oak, pine, and walnut veneered with ebony, rosewood, and marquetry of engraved brass on tortoiseshell; gilt bronze, steel (1986.365.3)
Writing table (bureau plat), 1759, Gilles Joubert (French), Red and gold japanning on oak, gilt-bronze mounts, leather top (1973.315.1)