Stamped by Bernard van Risenburgh (French, after 1696ca. 1766)
Oak and pine veneered with tulipwood, kingwood, purplewood, and bois satiné (bloodwood), gilt–bronze mounts; H. 26 1/8 x W. 16 1/4 x D. 12 1/2 in. (66.4 x 41.3 x 31.8 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1984 (1984.471.1)
Van Risenburgh is known to have made a number of these elegant tables, some of them without a shelf joining the legs. The gilt-bronze molding around the lower edge of the table, with its foliated mount in the center and continuing down the legs, is typical of van Risenburgh's work. A table of this type is depicted in the 1756 portrait of Madame de Pompadour by François Boucher (Munich, Alte Pinakothek).