The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Secretaire
  • Martin Carlin (1730 - 1785)
  • France
  • c. 1776
  • Oak, veneered with tulipwood, amaranth and kingwood with stringings of sycamore and box; Carrara marble, Sèvres porcelain, gilt-bronze and velvet
  • Object size: 118.6 x 100.5 x 38.5 cm
  • Stamp: 'M (surname obliterated) / JME'
    Stamp: '(obliterated maker's mark) / JME'
    Label: 'III7 Cabinet, inlay of woods, with plaques Sèvres porcelain and gilt metal: French, 18th century' Bethnal Green catalogue entry
    Inscription: Drawer and drawer compartments are numbered 1 - 6 starting at the bottom left and then going from top to bottom on the right In ink
  • F304
  • Oval Drawing Room
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Pembroke sale, Christie's, 05-13 May 1851, no. 434; Samuel Mawson, for Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford.