The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Secretaire
  • Secretaire
  • Jean-Henri Riesener (1734 - 1806)
  • France
  • 1783
  • Oak veneered with satiné, sycamore, ebony, box, amaranth, burr walnut and tulipwood; Carrara marble, gilt bronze, leather and brass.
  • Object size: 139.6 x 80.5 x 42 cm
  • Stamp: 'J. H. RIES'
    Inscription: Crowned 'C.T'
    Stamp: 'GARDE MEUBLE DE LA REINE' surrounding monogram 'MA' (crowned)
    Inscription: 'Du.No. - 10. / 1' Painted
  • F302
  • Study
Commentary
History
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Marie-Antoinette, 8 March 1783. Henry Didier sale, June 1868; Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford.