Secretary, anonymous, c. 1780 - c. 1790

Secretary, anonymous, c. 1780 - c. 1790

wood (plant material), h 150.5cm × w 90.5cm × d 41.5cm. More details

Many desks of this type, veneered with light-coloured woods, were made in the Netherlands. This example is unusual for its large plaquettes of jasperware, a fine-grained pottery that imitates carved stone. The plaquettes came from the factory of Josiah Wedgwood in England. Wedgwood stoneware was very popular in the Netherlands. Perhaps this secretary served as a showpiece for Wedgwood’s agent in Amsterdam.

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