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Lady’s writing desk
(Bureau de dame)
(c. 1920)

Medium
Macassar ebony (Diopyros discolour), wood, ivory, silver, brass, steel, silk tassels
Measurements
(a-e) 71.4 × 82.5 × 49.0 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Inscription
(a) stamped in brass catch on upper interior of front proper left cupboard c.: (circle)
stamped in brass catch on upper interior of front proper right cupboard c.: (circle)
incised in side drawer cavity, rung below top drawer c.: I
incised in side drawer cavity, rung below middle drawer c.: II
inscribed in pencil on middle drawer support at rear of carcass c.: (left-pointing arrow)
(b) incised on underside of front face c.: I
incised on underside of bottom u.c.: I
(c) incised on underside of front face c.: II
incised on underside of bottom u.c.: II
inscribed in blue pencil/crayon on rear external face c.: X 2
(d) incised on underside of front face c.: III
incised on underside of bottom face u.c.: III
inscribed in blue pencil/crayon on rear external face c.: X 3
Accession Number
2007.709.a-e
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with the assistance of the NGV Women's Association and Paula Fox, 2007
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Mid 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery
Level 2, NGV International