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Title: Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire)
Jean Henri Riesener (French, Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia 1734–1806 Paris)
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Oak veneered with ebony and 17th-century Japanese lacquer; interiors veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and ebonized holly; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top; velvet (not original)
Overall: 57 × 43 × 16 in. (144.8 × 109.2 × 40.6 cm);
Length (key): 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of William K. Vanderbilt, 1920
Accession Number: 20.155.11
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