Writing and eating table, Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris), Oak veneered with tulipwood, gilt bronze, soft-paste porcelain, marble, French, Paris and Sèvres

Writing and eating table

Maker:
Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Factory:
Porcelain plaques by Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Plaque possibly decorated by François Bouilliat (active 1785–93)
Date:
ca. 1780
Culture:
French, Paris and Sèvres
Medium:
Oak veneered with tulipwood, gilt bronze, soft-paste porcelain, marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 29 1/4 × 13 1/2 × 10 1/4 in. (74.3 × 34.3 × 26 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.56
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 546
The Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plaque with green oeil-de-perdrix border is unmarked.
Signature: Signed three times by Martin Carlin, once under left apron of top of table and again under left front rails of lower section, with joined initials of J M E.

Inscription: Sticker on underside: J. CHENUE/ FRENCH PACKER/ THREE FRENCH REINGS/ EXHIBITION/ Louis XVI Etagère with/ Sevres plaque/ Lord Hillingdon/ London W.C. 2

Marking: No marks on porcelain plaque
Louise de Géhéneuc, Maréchale de Lannes, Duchesse de Montebello (until 1856) ; Sir Charles Mills, Baronet (by 1862) ; The Lords Hillingdon , London (by 1933) ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)