The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Secretaire
  • Jean-François Leleu (1729 - 1807)
  • France
  • c. 1772
  • Oak, veneered with pictorial marquetry of holly, stained sycamore, ebony, box, tulipwood, sycamore, amaranth, satiné, griotte marble, gilt bronze, black velvet, blue satin and steel
  • Object size: 130.3 x 101 x 47.5 cm
  • Inscription: 1766 in red chalk Found during conservation in 2000. Hughes believed it to be genuine as planing marks go over it.
    Stamp: 'J. F. LELEU JME'
    Inscription: 'D S' In pencil
  • F301
  • Study
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  • Acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford.