Artist Italian
  • Writing Table
Date ca. 1500
Medium Inlaid walnut
Dimensions Overall: 32 3/8 × 53 1/4 × 34 1/4 inches (82.2 × 135.3 × 87 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 39.657
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W241, Level 2 (see map)
Davanzati Palace (Florence, Italy);
sold by (Carlo M. Girard, New York, New York, USA);
1939-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Rathbone, Perry T. "An Early Italian Writing Table" Bulletin of the DIA 20 (March 1941): no. 6 (ill.).

Giedion, Sigfried. Mechanization Takes Command. Oxford 1948, p. 294 (ill.). [as 2nd quarter of the 16th century.]