The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
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.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Signature: With die, under front kneehole apron at right: BVRB
Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
Artist:Bernard II van Risenburgh (ca. 1696–ca. 1767) Date:ca. 1765Medium:Oak and pine substrate; tulipwood and purplewood veneer; probably holly stringing; marble tops; gilt-bronze mountsAccession:1974.356.209On view in:Not on view