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Collections > Furniture > Encoignure
The door panel of this encoignure is set with geometrical marquetry. This type of marquetry was popularised in 18th century France by craftsmen such as the royal cabinet maker Jean Henri Riesener (1734-1806).
Geometrical designs include cube marquetry, composed of diamond shapes, and latticework. Here, small and large cubes have been placed diagonally across the carcase.
Size: Height: 90 cm; Width: 72 cm; Depth: 46 cm.
Object Type: cupboard
Period: Louis XVI
Actual Date: c. 1780
Century: 18th century
Materials: Tulipwood, Purplewood, Marble
Museum Accession Number: FW.170