Chest of Drawers

Jean-Henri Riesener, German (active Paris), 1734 - 1806

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
c. 1780-1785

Medium:
Oak with sycamore, amaranth, ebony, and holly veneers; gilded bronze mounts; marble top

Dimensions:
36 7/16 x 54 1/2 x 23 13/16 inches (92.5 x 138.5 x 60.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 265, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
1939-41-4

Credit Line:
Bequest of Eleanore Elkins Rice, 1939

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Label:
A particular favorite of Marie-Antoinette (queen of France 1774–93), Jean-Henri Riesener was appointed ébéniste du roi, or cabinetmaker to the king, in 1774, and in the next decade made over seven hundred pieces of furniture for the crown.


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