Description This form of desk with its counter-weighted receding top became fashionable in 1760, when a similar desk was commissioned for Louis XV. This example is attributed to Teuné, a specialist in such desks who became a master "ébéniste" (cabinetmaker) in 1766. Portrayed in the marquetry of the top is a perspective of the Château de Saint Maur, a residence of the prince of Condé. The château, situated in what is now St. Maur-les-Fosses, was demolished during the French Revolution.
Repaired to reattach ormolu mounts on feet.
Loose ormolu mount reattached to leg
|10/31/1983||Examination||examined for condition|
Provenance Madame Bacri, Paris; Walters Art Museum, March 1974, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1974
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