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Veneered satinwood, marquetry, convex canted corners, double tambour doors. Interior, three small drawers above a pull-out folding writing table, surfaced with green tooled leather. This section bordered with palissandre. Angular cabriole legs with sabots. Marble top is attached by three quarter...

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Marks

stamped under marble top RVLC; stamped under rear rail L BOUDIN JME and L BOUDIN for Leonard Boudin (b. 1735, master 1761 and d. about 1804)

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

secrétaire

French (Paris), about 1760–65

Dimensions

Overall: 98.4 x 82.2 x 40.9 cm (38 3/4 x 32 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2507

Medium or Technique

Tulipwood veneers on oak; interior veneered with tulipwood with amaranth banding; oak drawer linings; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture