Drop-front secretary (secrétaire à abattant)

Lacquering | 131.5 x 81.5 x 35.5cm | c. 1790 - c. 1795

Adam Weisweiler

This secretary –a writing desk with a lockable front panel –is decorated with 17th-century Japanese lacquerwork taken from old chests or cabinets. Parisian dealers in luxury goods, such as Dominique Daguerre, bought the costly lacquerwork and had new...
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