Writing table (bureau plat), Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767), Satiné wood, purplewood and kingwood, gilt bronze, leather, French, Paris

Writing table (bureau plat)

Maker:
Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767)
Date:
ca. 1750
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Satiné wood, purplewood and kingwood, gilt bronze, leather
Dimensions:
Overall: 29 3/4 × 54 1/2 × 28 1/2 in. (75.6 × 138.4 × 72.4 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.356.186
Not on view
Signed by Bernard van Risenburgh, who supplied a larger and more ornate bureau plat for the study of the dauphin at Versailles in 1745. A wood called satiné, producing an effect of watered silk, was used as a ground for the floral marquetry on both tables.
Signature: With die, under front kneehole apron at right: BVRB
Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)