Northwestern Art Review | Issue 20: Power

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Figure 1. Probably made by Adrien Faizelot Delormec. Chest of Drawers (Commode). c. 17501765. Oak, black lacquer with raised chinoiserie decoration, gilt metal mounts, marble top. Overall: 89.6 x 128.3 x 81.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland.

Figure 2. Made by Jean Henri Riesener. Drop-front secretary (Secrétaire en armoire). c. 1783. Oak veneered with ebony and 17th-century Japanese lacquer; interiors veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and ebonized holly; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top; velvet (not original). Overall: 57 × 43 × 16 in (144.8 × 109.2 × 40.6 cm). The MET, New York.

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