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Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum West Pavilion, Gallery W102
Berlin, Germany (Place created)
about 1798 - 1799
Oak, spruce, and Scots pine veneered with mahogany, maple, Ceylon satinwood, rosewood, ebony, and holly; white marble; bronze; gilt-bronze mounts; enameled metal; glass
243.8 x 111.8 x 60.9 cm (96 x 44 x 24 in.)
This secrétaire is designed in a rigidly architectonic style composed of
The interior of the secrétaire where the wood has been protected from daylight is pale yellow. This means that the cabinet has darkened considerably over time; with its pale wood