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Writing desk: M.1-1968

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Dubois, Jacques




Slant-front writing desk with shaped back and sides, cabriole legs and ormolu mounts, the pine and oak carcase veneered with rosewood and kingwood and inlaid with foliate marquetry.
Stamped twice 'I Dubois' on the underside of the apron at the back.

Legal notes

Given by Lady Bonham-Carter

Measurements and weight

Depth: 46 cm
Height: 87 cm
Width: 85 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1968) by Bonham-Carter, Joanna Hilary


18th Century, Mid
Louis XV
Production date: circa AD 1750

School or Style


Components of the work

Veneer composed of kingwood rosewood
Carcase composed of oak pine

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I DUBOIS
  • Location: Underside of apron at the back
  • Method of creation: Stamped twice
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1968
Primary reference Number: 95872
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 August 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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