The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Roll-Top desk
  • Roll-Top desk
  • Jean-Henri Riesener (1734 - 1806)
  • France
  • c. 1770
  • Oak, marquetry of holly, stained and unstained, walnut, ebony, box, sycamore, amaranth, gilt bronze, mahogany, velvet and steel
  • Object size: 139 x 195.5 x 102.5 cm
  • Stamp: 'J. H. RIESENER'
    Inscription: 'L an mil sept ce / soixante neu / Le vingt / fevrie / furent / pre / perpetu / Riesener / fecit / a paris' Engraved
  • F102
  • Oval Drawing Room
Commentary
History
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Comte d'Orsay, Hôtel d'Orsay, rue de Varenne, Paris, c.1770; William Beckford, Grand Drawing Room, Fonthill Abbey. Fonthill sale, Phillips, 9 September - 27 October 1823, no. 1575; Boss. Philips, 22 June 1825. Acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, after 1825.