Christophe Wolff, maître in 1755.
Of German origin, Wolff worked on the rue de Charenton before establishing himself on the rue Neuve-Saint-Denis in the 1770s. His work is characterized by a fine quality of execution, and he distinguished himself as a marqueteur and also for his use of Chinese lacquer panels.
Jane Engelhard was the wife of Charles W. Engelhard, a multi-millionaire metals industrialist from New Jersey. Among the Engelhard family's many international homes, including South Africa, London, Paris, Nantucket and New York, was Cragwood, their 172 acre estate in Far Hills, New Jersey. Decorated by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley, Cragwood was also a celebration of Jane Engelhard's great personal style. The better part of the contents of Cragwood were sold from the Estate of Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard by Christie's in March 2005, including this magnificent bureau plat.