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Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet), ca. 1776

Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and sycamore; six Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plaques and two painted tin plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; marble shelves; moiré silk
43 3/8 × 40 1/2 × 12 7/8 in
110.2 × 102.9 × 32.7 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1976), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1976), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal

Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet), ca. 1776

Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and sycamore; six Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plaques and two painted tin plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; marble shelves; moiré silk
43 3/8 × 40 1/2 × 12 7/8 in
110.2 × 102.9 × 32.7 cm