Secretary

secrétaire

French (Paris)
about 1760–65
Made by Roger Vandercruse (called Lacroix) (born in 1728, master 1755, died in 1 died in 1799)


Dimensions

Overall: 98.4 x 82.2 x 40.9 cm (38 3/4 x 32 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2507

Medium or Technique

Tulipwood veneers on oak; interior veneered with tulipwood with amaranth banding; oak drawer linings; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Veneered satinwood, marquetry, convex canted corners, double tambour doors. Interior, three small drawers above a pull-out folding writing table, surfaced with green tooled leather. This section bordered with palissandre. Angular cabriole legs with sabots. Marble top is attached by three quarter brass gallery.

Markings

stamped under marble top RVLC; stamped under rear rail L BOUDIN JME and L BOUDIN for Leonard Boudin (b. 1735, master 1761 and d. about 1804)

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection