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Writing Table

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Lacquered pine, walnut and oak
  • Place Made: Paris, France
  • DATES ca. 1770
    DIMENSIONS Overall: 27 5/8 x 23 7/8 x 15 3/4 in. (70.2 x 60.6 x 40 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS "P ---PIONIEZ" stamped twice on underside of front skirt; also "JME". (see accession sheet for accurate mark).
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Mary Hayward Weir
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION French. Writing Table, ca. 1770. Lacquered pine, walnut and oak, Overall: 27 5/8 x 23 7/8 x 15 3/4 in. (70.2 x 60.6 x 40 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Hayward Weir, 68.202.9. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE 3/4 front, 68.202.9_view1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Louis XV style. Oblong, slightly shaped top with applied molded gilded bronze edge; slide pulls out in front for writing; covered in black tooled leather with tulipwood veneered frame. Top and skirts lacquered with chinoiserie scenes, predominantly in gold, on black ground. Drawer on side fitted with compartments for ink and pounce pots. Four cabriole legs with bronze dore mounts on knees and feet cast in foliate scrolls. "JME" was the monogram of the Jures; stamp protected against competition by immigrant craftsmen. CONDITION - Excellent.
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    Writing Table