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Title: Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Adam Weisweiler (French, 1744–1820)
Porcelain plaques made by Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Porcelain plaques decorated by Edme François Bouillat père (French,1739/40–1810, active 1758–1800)
Porcelain plaques decorated by Geneviève Taillandier (active 1774–98)
Jasperware medallions by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (British, Etruria, Staffordshire, 1759–present)
Some mounts by Pierre Rémond (French, Paris 1747–1812 Paris)
Date: ca. 1787
Culture: French, Paris and Sèvres
Medium: Oak veneered with burl thuya, amaranth, mahogany, satinwood, holly, and ebonized holly; painted metal; one soft-paste porcelain plaque; fifteen jasper medallions; gilt-bronze mounts; marble; leather (not original)
Dimensions: Overall: 51 × 27 × 16 in. (129.5 × 68.6 × 40.6 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number: 58.75.57
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