Writing desk with a raised back, Jean-Henri Riesener, c. 1775

Writing desk with a raised back, Jean-Henri Riesener, c. 1775

gilding, h 110cm × w 99cm × d 48.5cm More details

From 1774 to 1784 Riesener was the leading court cabinetmaker to King Louis XVI, Queen Marie Antoinette and their family. This elegant writing desk is a relatively plain example of his work. It is adorned with marquetry of roses, and was probably meant to be used by a woman.

On display in room 1.9

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