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Secrétaire:Front open
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The floral garlands that surround this oval plaque are chased in minute detail to show creases in the knotted ribbons, veining in the leaves, and texture on the blossoms.

Attributed to Jean-Henri Riesener
French, Paris, about 1785
Oak veneered with ebony; set with panels of Japanese lacquer; gilt bronze mounts; black marble top
H: 5 ft. 1 in. x W: 3 ft. 8 1/2 in. x D: 1 ft. 6 3/8 in.