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Roll-Top Desk Depicting the Chateau of Saint Maur
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Roll-Top Desk Depicting the Chateau of Saint Maur


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
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.
Conservation

Repaired to reattach ormolu mounts on feet.

Loose ormolu mount reattached to leg

Date Description Narrative
10/31/1983Examinationexamined for condition
10/12/2015ExaminationRepaired
6/21/2019Treatmentrepaired
Provenance Madame Bacri, Paris; Walters Art Museum, March 1974, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1974

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Period
ca. 1770
Medium
oak carcass body, various woods marquetry, ivory inlay, bronze-gilt mounts
(Wood)
Accession Number
65.88
Measurements
H: 48 7/16 × L: 63 3/8 × D: 35 7/8 in. (123.03 × 160.97 × 91.12 cm)
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Not On View

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