Writing desk

Bonheur du jour

French
about 1850


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

140.2 x 73.6 x 47.6 cm (55 3/16 x 29 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.784

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Various woods with brass mounts and porcelain plaques. Three-tiered writing desk with mirror on shaped back with porcelain plaque at top, and scrolling supports surmounting slightly serpentine cupboard doors with porcelain insets flanked by brass and porcelain pilasters. Curved side panels have porcelain insets. Superstructure has serpentine front with drawer and porcelain plaque on cabriole legs with scrolled stretchers and upholstered footrest.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ogilive Comstock