Private Collection (Cleveland, Ohio), sold to Dalva Brothers, Inc.
Dalva Brothers, Inc., American, founded 1933, dissolved 2020 (New York, New York), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.
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Francesco Abbiati (Italian, active about 1780 - about 1800)
Mandello, Lake Como, Lombardia, Italy (Place Created)
Oak, walnut, and poplar veneered with purplewood, satinwood, ebony, and various fruitwoods
77.8 × 84.5 × 87.5 cm (30 5/8 × 33 1/4 × 34 7/16 in.)
Designed for writing, this elaborately decorated table includes two drawers at the back and a pull-out writing surface backed with three small drawers. The top is inlaid with
González-Palacios, Alvar. Il gusto dei principi: Arte di corte del XVII e del XVIII secolo (Milan: Longanesi, 1993), vol. 1, pp. 352-53; vol. 2, pp. 318-24, nos. 629-40.
Wilson, Gillian, et al. French Furniture and Gilt Bronzes: Baroque and Régence: Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008), pp. 82-95, no. 7.
The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 8th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015), p. 310, ill.