A PAIR OF ENGLISH BURR-WALNUT ORMOLU AND TURQUOISE-GROUND PORCELAIN-MOUNTED CABINETS-ON-STANDS<br />MID-19TH CENTURY <br />The tapering pediment surmounted by a gallery, above a door centred by an oval porcelain plaque painted with a rustic scene, on a shaped apron with cabriole legs headed by acanthus-wrapped caryatids<br />48 in. (121.9 cm.) high; 26¾ in. (68 cm.) wide; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) deep (2)<br />
Late 18th century French Bed steps at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Many of the large beds in the 18th century were tall and imposing in appearance, and this applied to the overall height of the mattress as well. Steps like this made it easier for people to get in and out of bed.
Secretary (secrétaire à abattant), 1783 Jean-Henri Riesener (French, 1734–1806) Oak veneered with ebony and black and gold Japanese lacquer, tulipwood, holly and black stained holly, amaranth, gilt-bronze mounts, white marble
Mrs. John Wood Dodge (Mary Louise Dodge) John Wood Dodge (1807–1893) Date: 1836 Medium: Watercolor on ivory Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (12.1 x 9.2 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Purchase, Martha J. Fleischman Gift, in honor of Lillian Brenwasser, 2005 Accession Number: 2005.29