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Collections > Furniture > Writing Desk
This writing desk is veneered in flame figured mahogany and has a grey marble top veined with white. It is stamped 'DURAND' beneath the marble, and has the initials 'L.C.C.' written in ink.
Various cabinet makers by the name of Durand are known to have worked in Paris in the early 19th century, most notably Louis Durand who had numerous commissions under the First Empire to furnish Napoleon I's official residences.
Purchased with the assistance of the V & A Purchase Grant Fund.
Size: Height: 141 cm; Width: 98.5 cm; Depth: 44 cm.
Artist / Maker: Durand
Object Type: desk
Actual Date: c. 1815
Century: 19th century
Materials: Mahogany, Marble, Gilt-bronze
Museum Accession Number: FW.85