The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Chest-of-drawers
  • Chest-of-drawers
  • Jean-Henri Riesener (1734 - 1806)
  • France
  • c. 1782
    by 1865 (various alterations made, eg carcase reveneered and current marble added)
  • Oak veneered with mahogany, stringings of ebony and box, gilt bronze, brocatello marble top, steel locks and key
  • Object size: 88.5 x 136.3 x 60.2 cm
  • Stamp: 'J♦H♦Riesener'
    Label: 'Henry J. Hatfield, / General / Fine Art Manufacturer / and / Renovator of Old Work, / 86, Charlotte Street, / Fitzroy Square, W.' (Printed) 'April 1900 / restored' (Handwritten) Printed and handwritten
    Inscription: 'Bas' (chalk) 'En bas' (pencil) 'Defendu' (Pencil) other illegible words in pencil
  • F248
  • Dining Room
Commentary
History
  • Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, by 1865.