Flat writing desk with scrolled legs composed of lions feet. Women's heads with wings support desk top. Front panel consisting of central drawer divided from side panels by symetrically placed C-scrolls decorated with acanthus leaves.


  • Title: Elevation of a Writing Desk
  • Creator: Gilles-Marie Oppenord
  • Date Created: 1675–1700
  • Physical Dimensions: w361 x h236 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • Medium: Red chalk on cream laid paper, lined
  • Signed: Signed in pen and black ink, lower left: G O [paraph of Gilles-Marie Oppenord
  • Markings: Stamp in brown, lower right corner: Lugt suppl. 645b; stamp in brown, lower left verso: Lugt suppl. 457e; stamped on paper affixed to lower right verso: 71 after which is inscribed in pen and black ink: AOWatermark: Heawood #710,714.715, or 716
  • Exhibitions: New York City, Park Avenue Armory- Winter Antiques Show: Salute to Cooper-Hewitt Museum (January 21-January 30, 1972), no. 33
  • Dimensions: 23.6 x 36.1 cm (9 5/16 x 14 3/16 in. )

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