The bold scrolls and thick pendent swags of laurel are components of a style called gout grec, which flourished in the early 1760s and was popularized by several series of ornament engravings by the architect and designer Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734–1791).
Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
Artist: Jean Henri Riesener (French, Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia 1734–1806 Paris)Date: ca. 1790Medium: Oak, pine, mahogany, and mahogany veneer; gilt-bronze mounts; Carrara marble top and shelfAccession: 1977.102.8On view in:Gallery 527
Artist: Jean-François Oeben (French, born Germany, Heisenberg 1721–1763 Paris)Date: ca. 1761–63Medium: Oak veneered with mahogany, kingwood, and tulipwood, with marquetry of mahogany, rosewood, holly, and various other woods; gilt-bronze mounts; imitation Japanese lacquer; replaced silkAccession: 1982.60.61On view in:Gallery 539
Artist: Jean Henri Riesener (French, Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia 1734–1806 Paris)Date: 1778Medium: Oak veneered with marquetry of bois satiné, holly, amaranth, barberry, stained sycamore, and green-lacquered wood; gilt-bronze mounts; steel, iron and brass fittings; mirror glass; velvet (not original)Accession: 33.12On view in:Gallery 528
Artist: Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)Date: ca. 1775Medium: Oak and pine veneered with tulipwood, sycamore, holly, boxwood and ebony; Carrara marble; gilt-bronze mounts; accessories of Sèvres porcelain, rock crystal, silver gilt, and lacquerAccession: 1976.155.99a, bOn view in:Gallery 523