Secretaire

Secretaire

Jean-Henri Riesener

  • Year created: 1783
  • Creator: Jean-Henri Riesener
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Dimensions: 139.6 x 80.5 x 42 cm
  • Collection: Furniture
  • Gallery: The Study

Queen Marie-Antoinette commissioned some of the most brilliant craftsmen of the 18th century to make furniture for her rooms. This desk, with a drop-down front that hides a number of shelves and small drawers, was made by her favourite cabinet-maker, Jean-Henri Riesener, a German immigrant who produced new and exciting designs for the royal court.

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