Writing table, Jean François Oeben, c. 1760

Writing table, Jean François Oeben, c. 1760

gilding, h 73.5cm × w 64.0cm × d 43.5cm More details

Oeben, originally from Germany, specialized in furniture with complicated mechanical parts. When the surface of this desk is pushed back, the inner compartment with a writing panel slides forward. Oeben was also renowned for his delicate floral marquetry.

On display in room 1.9

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