Jean-Henri Riesener / Writing Table / c. 1780/1785Jean-Henri Riesener
Writing Table
c. 1780/1785

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Creator Name: Riesener, Jean-Henri
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: Jean-Henri Riesener
Title: Writing Table
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Creation Start Date: 1780
Creation End Date: 1785
Creation Date: c. 1780/1785
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Writing table of tulipwood and mahogany, shaped frieze fitted with three drawers, the reverse with an extending slide and three dummy drawers. Central drawers mounted with ormolu plaques, finely chased with interlaced foliage and sides have sprays of roses. Square tapering legs with mounts of husks and berried foliage. Sabots with upspring ing rose leaves. Top covered in stamped brown leather.
Dimensions: 75.6 cm x 162.6 cm x 81.9 cm
AMICA Contributor: The Detroit Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
ID Number: 71.195
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband
Copyright: Copyright The Detroit Institute of Arts
AMICA ID: DIA_.71.195
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Detroit Institute of Arts

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