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Collections > Furniture > Desk known as a bureau Mazarin
Desk known as a bureau Mazarin
Although made in the 19th century, the table is a copy of a typical 17th century model known as a bureau Mazarin. Jules Mazarin (1602-61) was a statesman who virtually ruled France while Louis XIV was yet old enough to be king. All known examples of this type of desk, however, date from after Mazarin's death, and his name became attached to in the 19th century. The 19th century saw a revival in interest in early furniture and many copies of antique pieces were made. This example has typical wood marquetry floral detail.
Size: Height: 81 cm; Width: 117 cm; Depth: 69 cm.
Object Type: desk
Century: 19th century
Materials: Marquetry, Softwood
Museum Accession Number: Founders/FW.338