Artist Claude-Charles Saunier, French, 1735-1807
  • Combination Gaming and Writing Table
Date ca. 1775
Medium leather, felt, tulipwood and kingwood, and ormolu
Dimensions Overall: 28 × 44 5/8 × 23 7/16 inches (71.1 × 113.3 × 59.5 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband
Accession Number 71.197
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Fashionable Living: Kanzler Room S330.6, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Stamp, under one of the side rails: C. C. Saunier [JME guild mark]
Two tan labels, affixed to the bottom panels at either side, inscribed in ink: 28554 [a Duveen Bros. inventory number]
Label, under the central bottom panel: [a fragment of a label used by the Parisian packing firm of Chenue] N
Henry M.W. Oppenheim (London, England);
June 10-12, 16-17, 1913, sold by (Christie's, London, England) Oppenheim sale, lot 181;
purchased by (Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA);
Mrs. George D. Widener (?);
1932, (Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA);
1932, acquired by Anna Thomson Dodge, Grosse Pointe, Michigan,
Sales cat., Christie's. London, June 10-12, 16–17, 1913, lot 181.

A Catalogue of Works of Art in the Collection of Anna Thomson Dodge. Detroit, 1933, not paginated.

A Catalogue of Works of Art in the Collection of Anna Thompson Dodge, 2 vols. Detroit, 1939, vol. I, not paginated.

Winokur, Ronald L. "The Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Dodge Memorial Collection." Bulletin of the DIA 50, no. 3 (1971): pp. 43-51.

Platt, Frederick. America's Gilded Age: Its Architecture and Decoration. New York, 1976, p. 122.

Dell, T. et al. The Dodge Collection of Eighteenth-Century French and English Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. New York and Detroit, 1996, no. 13, pp. 71–74, (ill.) pp. 72–73.

Secrest, Meryle. Duveen: a life in art. New York, 2004, p. 437.