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Table: AAL.1-1988

Object information


Roentgen, David (Maker)
After Pillement, Jean-Baptiste


Oval table made from cherrywood, veneered with sycamore and harewood and inlaid with an ‘R’ in the centre of the frieze. The front of the frieze contains a drawer with a leather-lined writing surface which is opened by means of a concealed catch. The right and left sides of the frieze also contain compartments which spring open sideways when the front drawer is opened.
The top is decorated in marquetry with a chinoiserie fishing scene in the style of the French artist Jean Pillement

Legal notes

Lent anonymously

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1988) by Anonymous


18th century
Production date: AD 1780

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Components of the work

Veneer composed of wood ( harewood) sycamore Draw composed of leather Top

Materials used in production

cherrywood Wood

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: AAL.1-1988
Primary reference Number: 208793
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Created: Monday 16 May 2016 Updated: Wednesday 25 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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