The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Writing-table
  • Writing-table
  • Style of Adam Weisweiler (1744 - 1820)
  • France
  • 1785 - 1790
    1772 (most of porcelain placques bear date letter for this year)
    1820 - 1830 (table altered, eg porcelain plaques and their gilt-bronze frames added and ebony veneers replaced)
  • Oak, pine, ebony, Sèvres porcelain plaques, green leather, gilt bronze, steel screws and steel keys
  • Object size: 80.8 x 128 x 82.3 cm
  • Incised mark: 'R I S'
    Stamp: 'DAVIS'S PATENT / G R' (with a crown)
    Label: 'From S. / (From CRESWI / STATIONE / 16, GREAT CAST' Printed
  • F316
  • Oval Drawing Room
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • The Green Room, St Dunstan's Villa, 1842; bequeathed by the 3rd Marquess of Hertford to Charlotte, Countess Zichy; St Dunstan's sale, Phillips, 9-12 July 1855, no.107, Mawson for Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1855; Library, Hertford House, by 1870.