Circular worktable, Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris), Oak veneered with tulipwood, ebony, and holly; soft-paste porcelain; gilt bronze, French, Paris and Sèvres

Circular worktable

Maker:
Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Factory:
Plaques by Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Date:
ca. 1772
Culture:
French, Paris and Sèvres
Medium:
Oak veneered with tulipwood, ebony, and holly; soft-paste porcelain; gilt bronze
Dimensions:
H. 27-1/4 in. (69.2 cm); Diam. of top 14-1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.155.104
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 527
The three curved Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plaques bear the date letter for 1771.
Signature: Stamped beneath top: M. CARLIN J.M.E. [Martin Carlin, 1730–85]

Inscription: Beneath table top on stick-on label written in ink: Cte de Flahault [Comtesse de Flahaut]

Marking: On reverse of porcelain plaques: Crossed L's with S to left [date-letter for 1771] and E to right [unidentified decorator's mark]
Comtesse de Flahaut ; by descent from the Comtesse de Flahaut, Eighth Marquess of Lansdowne ; Charles and Jayne Wrightsman , New York (until 1976; to MMA)