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Title: Drop-front secretary (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en armoire)
Guillaume Benneman (active 1785, died 1811)
Mounts modeled by Louis Simon Boizot (French, Paris 1743–1809 Paris)
and Martin, possibly Gilles-François Martin (ca. 1713–1795)
Probably cast by Etienne-Jean Forestier (died 1768, master 1764)
Chased by Pierre Philippe Thomire (French, Paris 1751–1843 Paris)
and Tournay and others
Gilded by Galle
Under the direction of Jean Hauré (born 1739, active 1774–after 1796)
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, kingwood, holly partly stained green, ebony, and mahogany; brèche d'Alep marble (not original); modern leather; gilt-bronze mounts
Dimensions: H. 63-1/2 x W. 32 x D. 15 in. (161.3 x 81.3 x 38.1 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1971
Accession Number: 1971.206.17
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