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© The Frick Collection
© The Frick Collection
Jean-Henri Riesener  (1734–1806)
Commode, 1791
Oak veneered with various woods including ash, bloodwood, and amaranth; gilt bronze, leather, marble
37 3/4 x 56 3/4 x 24 5/8 in. (95.9 x 144.1 x 62.5 cm)
Henry Clay Frick Bequest
Accession number: 1915.5.76
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South Hall (141)
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Marie-Antoinette. William Beckford (?). Tenth through twelfth Dukes of Hamilton. Hamilton Palace sale, Christie’s, London, June 17–July 20, 1882, the commode (Lot 302) sold to the Paris dealer H. Stettiner, from whom it passed to the Marquês da Foz, Lisbon, and the secrétaire (Lot 301) sold to the London dealer William Boore, from whom it passed to Guthrie of London. Duveen. Both pieces acquired by J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York, in 1899. Duveen. Frick, 1915.

Source: Furniture in The Frick Collection: French 18th- & 19th-Century Furniture (Pt. 2) & Gilt Bronzes. Volume VI. New York: The Frick Collection, 1992.