Artist French
Title
  • Combination Writing Table and Work Table
Date c. 1770
Medium Fir, oak, and poplar carcase, veneered with amaranth, bois ¦satine¦ ¦rubanne¦, holly, and sycamore maple, ivory, leather writing surface, gilt-bronze mounts
Dimensions 28 1/2 x 18 3/8 x 14 1/8 in. (72.4 x 46.7 x 35.9 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband
Accession Number 71.199
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Inscriptions A small paper label affixed to the bottom of the middle drawer is inscribed in ink: C 5719 (probably an inventory number, perhaps of Duveen Brothers).
Madame de Fournières, Paris;
Duveen Brothers [dealer], New York;
acquired by Anna Thomson Dodge, through Duveen, 1932;
Anna Thomson Dodge, Grosse Pointe, MI
[Duveen Brothers]. A Catalogue of Works of Art in the Collection of Anna Thomson Dodge. Detroit, 1933, n.p.

[Duveen Brothers]. A Catalogue of Works of Art of the Eighteenth Century in the Collection of Anna Thomson Dodge. Detroit, 1939, vol. 1, n.p.

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

Dell, T. et al, THE DODGE COLLECTION OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH AND ENGLISH ART AT THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, New York & Detroit, 1996, no. 4,
pp. 48-50, color repr. p. 49 (entry by T. Dell)