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Desk:Roman Goddess of Agriculture
Desk:Roman Goddess of Agriculture
The side of the desk has a shallow recess veneered with marquetry showing the Roman goddess of agriculture, Ceres. She pours water from an ewer and holds a cornucopia of fruit.

French, Paris, about 1692 - about 1700
Fir, veneered with brass, copper, silver, ebony, bone, horn, mother-of-pearl, and tortoiseshell; drawers of beech, oak, walnut; silvered-bronze mount; silk velvet; steel key
2 ft. 3 3/4 in. x 2 ft. 11 in. x 1 ft. 8 in.