Desk (bonheur du jour). Maker: Attributed to Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730-1785 Paris); Factory: Porcelain plaques by

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Desk (bonheur du jour). Maker: Attributed to Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730-1785 Paris); Factory: Porcelain plaques by
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Desk (bonheur du jour). Maker: Attributed to Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730-1785 Paris); Factory: Porcelain plaques by Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740-present); Decorator: Plaques decorated by Jean-Jacques Pierre the Younger (French, active 1763-1800); Decorator: and Guillaume Noël (French, active 1755-1807); Decorator: and Denis Levé (French, active 1754-93, 1795-1805); Date: ca. 1769; Culture: French, Sèvres; Medium: Oak, mahogany, tulipwood, sycamore, ebony, box and harewood, gilt-bronze mounts, soft-paste porcelain; Dimensions: Overall: 32 1/4 x 26 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (81.9 x 66.7 x 40 cm); Classification: Woodwork-Furniture; Credit Line: The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 / Inscription: 19th century paper label affixed to underside with ink inscription: EARL SPENCER Marking: Painted in blue enamel on reverse of 16 plaques: [1] Crossed L´s enclosing q (factory mark and date letter for 1769) Painted on reverse of plaques 1, 3, 10: [2] Po (decorator´s mark for Pierre, le jeune) Painted on reverse of plaques 2, 9, 11: [3] decorator´s mark for Noël) Painted on reverse of plaques 12-15 and 17: [4] script L. (decorator´s mark of Levé) Painted on reverse of plaque 16: [5] C (unidentified) Painted on reverse of 12 plaques: [6] D (unidentified); Provenance: Fifth Earl of Spencer (by 1862); William Astor; 3rd Viscount Astor (until 1967; sale, Christie´s, London, June 29, 1967, lot 95; to Linsky); Jack and Belle Linsky (1967-82; to MMA)

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