The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Chest-of-drawers
  • Jean-Henri Riesener (1734 - 1806)
  • France
  • 1780
    by 1865 (various alterations made, eg. current marble top added, cornice changed and new mount fixed on apron)
  • Oak, veneered with amaranth, green-stained sycamore, burr walnut, stringings of ebony and box, fret-pattern marquetry of satiné, holly and stained sycamore, oval marquetry medallion in stained woods on a ground of sycamore originally stained blue, top of vert des Alpes marble, steel lock plate in between main drawers, steel key.
  • Object size: 92 x 122.4 x 54.8 cm
  • Inscription: 'No 3063' Painted
    Inscription: '14/5/43 / F.F' In chalk
  • F247
  • Study
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Marie-Antoinette, her cabinet intérieur, Versailles, 9 December 1780. The prince de Beauveau sale, 21 April 1865; Durlacher, for Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford.