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Furniture
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F R E N C H
B O X E S ,
C H E S T S ,
C O F F E R S
Furniture
2. Coffer
Second half o f the sixteenth century
BOXES, CHESTS, AND
Oak and iron
COFFERS
Height: 3 ft. i 4 i n . (95.5 cm); W i d t h :
3
5 ft. io 4 i n . (179.7
3
c m
) ; Depth: 2 ft. 5 /s i n .
5
(75.2 cm)
Accession number 7 8 . D A . 124
P R O V E N A N C E
O . V. Watney, Cornbury Park, Charlbury,
Oxfordshire, England (sold, Christie's,
C o r n b u r y Park, M a y 22,1967, lot 93); pur­
3
chased by J. Paul Getty for Sutton Place,
ι
ι. Chest
Late fifteenth century
Carved walnut
Height: 3 ft. i /s i n . (94.9 cm); W i d t h :
3
6 ft. 10% i n . (208.9
c m
Surrey; distributed by the estate o f J. Paul
Getty to the J. Paul Getty Museum.
3.
Box
Paris, circa 1675-1680
A t t r i b u t e d to Andre-Charles Boulle
E X H I B I T I O N S
O a k veneered w i t h ebony, boxwood, natural
Woodside, California, Filoli, on loan,
and stained sycamore, mahogany, padouk,
1983-1992.
walnut, amaranth, cedar, pear, satinwood,
brass, h o r n , and pewter stringing
) ; Depth: 2 ft. 3 i n .
Height: 1 ft. 4 / 2 i n . (31.9 cm); W i d t h :
(68.6 cm)
2 ft. 2 i n . (66.1 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 5 i n .
Accession number 78.DA.108
(43.2 cm)
Accession number 84.DA.971
P R O V E N A N C E
[Ugo Bardini, i 9 6 0 ] ; purchased by J. Paul
P R O V E N A N C E
Getty for Sutton Place, Surrey; distributed
[B. Fabre et Fils, Paris, 1984].
by the estate o f J. Paul Getty to the J. Paul
Getty Museum.
E X H I B I T I O N S
Woodside, California, Filoli, o n loan,
1983-1991.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
2
'A.cquisitions/1984," GettyMusJ 13 (1985),
no. 46, p. 175, illus.
F R E N C H
C O F F E R S
4. Two Coffers on Stands
Paris, circa 1684-1689
A t t r i b u t e d to Andre-Charles Boulle
O a k and walnut veneered w i t h plain and
red painted tortoiseshell, blue painted horn,
ebony, amaranth, pewter, and brass; set w i t h
m i r r o r glass; gilt-bronze mounts
One stand stamped HY. RASKIN
at top o f
back for H e n r y Raskin, an early twentiethcentury French restorer. Some mounts on
each coffer and stand are stamped w i t h
the crowned C f o r 1745-1749.
82.DA.109.1: Overall Height: 5 ft. \ V% i n .
(156.6 cm); Coffer
(premiere-partie):
Height: 2 ft. 2 /s i n . (67 cm); W i d t h :
3
2 ft. n / 8 i n . (89.9 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 1 0 i n .
3
(55.8 cm); Stand: Height: 2 ft. 11 % i n .
(89.6 cm); W i d t h : 2 ft. 7% i n . (80.9 cm);
D e p t h : ι ft. 9 Κ i n . (54.7 cm)
82.DA.109.2: Overall Height: 5 ft. iYz i n .
(156.2 cm); Coffer (contre-partie): Height:
2 ft. 2 /e i n . (67 cm); W i d t h : 2 ft. π % i n .
3
(89.4 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 10 i n . (55.8 cm);
4
Stand: Height: 2 ft. 11 Ys i n . (89.2 cm);
W i d t h : 2 ft. 7% i n . (79.4 cm); Depth:
ι ft. 8 i n . (50.7 cm)
Accession number 8 2 . D A . i o 9 . i . a - . b and
.2.a-.b
Marquis da Foz, Lisbon; M o r t i m e r L . Schiff,
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
New York (sold by his heir John L . Schiff,
Alfred de Champeaux, Le Meuble (Paris,
Christies, L o n d o n , June 22,1938, l o t 68,
1885), vol. 2, p. 78, illus. p. 65, fig. 12;
to Gaston Bensimon for 1,080 guineas);
A . Genevay, Le Style Louis XIV: Charles Le
P R O V E N A N C E
Anna G o u l d (duchesse de Talleyrand),
Brun, decorateur: Ses oeuvres, son influence,
82.DA.109.1: (?) C. F. Julliot (sold, Paris,
Palais Rose, Paris; Violette de Talleyrand
ses collaborateurs et son temps (Paris, 1886),
November 20,1777, l o t 706, to M . de
(Mme Gaston Palewski), Chateau de
p. 241, fig. 31; H e n r y Havard, Les Boulle
Luneville for 590 livres).
Marais, Seine-et-Oise (offered for sale,
(Paris, 1892), p. 40, illus. pp. 41, 45; Emile
82.DA.109.1—.2: Anatole Demidov, Prince o f
Sotheby's, Monaco, M a y 26,1980, lot 619,
Molinier, Histoire genérale des arts appliques
San Donato (1813-1870), San Donato Palace,
for 3,800,000 FF, bought i n ) .
ä l'industrie, vol. 3, Le Mobilier au XVII
e
et
siede (Paris, 1896-1911), p. 74,
Pratolino (near Florence) (offered for sale
au XVIII
by his nephew Paul Demidoff, Prince o f
illus.; Gerald Reitlinger, The Economics of
e
San Donato [died 1885], San Donato Palace,
Taste, vol. 2 (London, 1963), p. 415; Pierre
M a r c h 15, 1880, lots 1421-1422, bought i n ) ;
Verlet, "A Propos de Boulle et d u Grand
13
14
F R E N C H
BOXES
Dauphin,"
NederlandKunsthistorisch]aar­
CABINETS
buch 3 (1980), pp. 285-288, illus.; Wilson,
"Acquisitions 1982," no. 1, pp. 13-18, illus.;
Wilson, Selections, no. 6, pp. 12-13, illus.;
Handbook1986,
p. 143, illus. (one); Pradére,
6. Cabinet
Burgundy, circa 1580, w i t h late nineteenthcentury additions
Les Ebénistes, p. 68, nos. 131-132, p. 104;
Based o n engraved designs by Jacques I
illus. p. 68, fig. 14; Handbook 1991, p. 157,
Androuet D u Cerceau (active 1549-1584)
illus. (one).
and Jan Vredeman de Vries (1527-1604)
Carved walnut set w i t h painted panels
The number 1580 painted o n one panel.
Overall Height: 10 ft. i/s i n . (308.3 cm);
5. Pipe Box
W i d t h : 5 ft. 5 /s i n . (166.2 cm); Depth:
3
Lorraine, circa 1710-1715
ι ft. 10 Vz i n . (57.1 cm)
Bois de Sainte-Lucie (cerasus mahaleb)
Accession number 71.DA.89
Height: 2 % i n . (6.5 cm); W i d t h :
ι ft. i o / 8 i n . (59.5 cm); Depth: 8*4 i n .
P R O V E N A N C E
(21 cm)
Baron Achille Seilliére, Chateau de Mello,
5
Accession number 88.DA.61
Oise, France (sold, Galerie Georges Petit,
Paris, M a y 9,1890, lot 540); Gauthiot
P R O V E N A N C E
d'Anchier, Governor o f B e s a r o n , France;
[Didier Aaron, Paris].
[Duveen Brothers, N e w York, 1930s];
N o r t o n Simon Foundation (sold, Parke-
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1988," GettyMusJvj
Bernet, N e w York, M a y 7,1971, lot 193);
(1989),
purchased by J. Paul Getty.
no. 69, p. 141, illus.
6
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
E d m o n d Bonnaffé, "Le Meuble en France
au X V I siécle," Gazette des beaux-arts
e
(1886), pp. 60-63, illus.; E d m o n d Bonnaffe,
Le Meuble en France auXVI
e
Steele (Paris,
1887), pp. 84-85,166-167, illus.; Georg
H i r t h , Formenschatz (French ed.: L'Art
pratique), M u n i c h , 1891, p i . 7; Alfred de
5
Champeaux, Le Meuble (Paris, 1906), vol. 1,
pp. 198-199, illus. p. 195.
7. Cabinet on Stand
Paris, circa 1675-1680
A t t r i b u t e d to Andre-Charles Boulle. Medals
after Jean Varin
O a k veneered w i t h ebony, tortoiseshell,
pewter, brass, ivory, h o r n , boxwood,
pear, thuya, stained and natural sycamore,
satinwood, beech, amaranth, cedar,
walnut, mahogany, ash; w i t h drawers
o f l i g n u m vitae; painted and gilded wood;
bronze mounts
F R E N C H
C A B I N E T S
Height: 7 ft. 6 A i n . (229.9 cm); W i d t h :
l
4 ft. 11% i n . (151.2 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 2% i n .
(66.y cm)
Accession number 77. D A . 1
P R O V E N A N C E
(?) W i l l i a m W a r d , n t h Baron W a r d (born
1817, created ist Earl o f D u d l e y i860, died
1885), W i t l e y C our t, Worcestershire (house
acquired, w i t h contents, i n 1838, from L o r d
Foley); (?) W i l l i a m H u m b l e , 2nd Earl o f
Dudley (born 1867, died 1932), W i t l e y
Court, Worcestershire, circa 1920 (sold
w i t h the house to Sir Herbert Smith, W i t l e y
Court) (sold, Jackson-Stops and Staff,
W i t l e y Cour t , September 29, 1938, lot 582);
Violet van der Eist, Harlaxton Manor,
Lincolnshire (sold, Christies, L o n d o n ,
A p r i l 8,1948, lot 142); John Prendergast,
6th Viscount G o r t , Hamsterley H a l l ,
C o u n t y D u r h a m (sold by his heirs, 1976).
E X H I B I T I O N S
Barnard Castle, C o u n t y D u r h a m , The
Bowes Museum, o n loan, 1950s; London,
T h e Victoria and A l b e r t Museum, on loan,
August 1978-February 1979.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"A La découverte," Connaissance des arts 35
(January 15,1955), p. 58, illus.; Stephane
Faniel et al., LeXVTII
e
Steele frangais
(Collection Connaissance des arts, Paris,
1958), illus. p. 53; "Current and Forth­
coming Exhibitions," Burlington
Magazine
120 (December 1978), p. 93, illus.; W i l s o n ,
"Acquisitions 1977 to m i d 1979," no. 1, p. 37,
illus.; M a r v i n D . Schwartz, "Boulle Furni­
ture," Art and Antiques 6 (April 1983), illus.
7
15
l6
F R E N C H
C A B I N E T S
p. 72; W i l s o n , Selections, no. 3, pp. 6-7,
illus.; Gillian W i l s o n , "A Late SeventeenthCentury French Cabinet at the J. Paul Getty
Museum," The Art Institute of Chicago
Centennial Lecture; Museum Studies 1 0
(1983), pp. 119-131, illus.; Handbook 1986,
p. 145, illus. p. 144; Lorenz Seelig, "Eine
Reiterstatuette Kurfürst M a x Emanuels v o n
Bayern aus dem Jahr 1699," Anzeiger des
germanischen Nationalmuseums
(1986), n . 34,
p. 73; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, p. 94; p. 104,
no. 103; illus. p. 93, fig. 49; Handbook 1991,
p. 158, illus. p. 159.
8. Cabinet (cabinet des médailles)
Paris, circa 1710-1715
A t t r i b u t e d to André-Charles Boulle
Oak veneered w i t h ebony, brass, and
tortoiseshell; gilt-bronze mounts;
8
sarrancolin des Pyrenees marble top
Height: 2 f t . 8 / 2 i n . (82.5 cm); W i d t h :
4 ft. 7*4 i n . (140 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 4 / 2 i n .
(72.5 cm)
Accession number 8 4 . D A . 58
(Marchioness o f Cholmondeley, wife o f
(1985), no. 47, pp. 175-176, illus.; Pradére,
H a l l , Norfolk, by descent, after 1939 (sold,
Les Ebénistes, no. 157, p. 104, illus. p. 109,
Christie's, L o n d o n , A p r i l 12,1984, lot 164).
fig. 65; Handbook 1991, p. 162, illus.
P R O V E N A N C E
Suzanne de Launay and Jules-Robert de
Cotte, Paris; inventoried after their deaths
as one o f a pair o f medal cabinets on
illus.; "Acquisitions/1984," GettyMusJ 13
the 5th Marquess, married 1913), H o u g h t o n
E X H I B I T I O N S
L o n d o n , 25 Park Lane, Three French Reigns,
February-April 1933, no. 71, illus.
November 20,1767; by descent to their
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
son, Jules-Fran$ois de Cotte; inventoried i n
F. J. B . Watson, "The Marquess o f
his collection o n M a y 13,1782 (sold, Paris,
Cholmondeley," Great Family Collections,
March 8,1804, l o t 34); Baron Gustave
Douglas Cooper, ed. (Zurich, 1963),
Salomon de Rothschild, Paris; Baronne
p. 228, illus.; Pierre Verlet, La Maison du
Cecilie de Rothschild (née Ansbach,
XVIII
1840-1912), Paris; Sir Philip Sassoon, Bt.,
mobilier (Paris, 1966), p. 38, fig. 21;
London, by descent, 1912; Sybil Sassoon
W i l s o n , "Acquisitions 1984," pp. 67-71,
e
Steele en France: Société, decoration,
F R E N C H
C A B I N E T S
9. Armoire
Paris, circa 1720-1725
O a k veneered w i t h rosewood and olive;
modern fabric l i n i n g
Height: 5 ft. 9% i n . (176 cm); W i d t h :
3 ft. 2 /8 i n . (97.5 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 5% i n .
3
(43.5 cm)
Accession number 8 4 . D A . 8 52
P R O V E N A N C E
Private collection, France; [La Cour de
Varenne, Paris].
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1984," GettyMusJii
(1985),
no. 50, pp. 176-177, illus.
10. Cartonnier with Bout de Bureau
and Clock
Paris, cartonnier and bout de bureau
circa 1740
Clock, 1746
Cartonnier and bout de bureau by Bernard I I
van Risenburgh. Maker o f the clock case
9
10
u n k n o w n . T h e clock movement by Etienne
I I Le Noir. T h e clock dial enameled by
o f the striking train is dated IJ46 and the
o f St. Albans; Angela Georgina, Baroness
Jacques D e c k
back o f the dial bears the enameled inscrip-
Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906, stepgrand-
O a k veneered w i t h ebonized w o o d and
tion ,decU.ij46.
daughter o f Harriot, Duchess o f St. Albans),
painted w i t h vernis Martin; enameled and
o f cartonnier engraved AngeWs 183$; also a
L o n d o n , probably given to her i n 1835 on
painted metal; glass; gilt-bronze mounts
torn typed label w i t h M....xandrine
her twenty-first birthday; H o n . W i l l i a m
Cartonnier and bout de bureau stamped
Height: 6 ft. 3 /s i n . (192 cm); W i d t h :
Bartlett Burdett-Coutts M P . (husband
BVRB o n the back; cartonnier uso stamped
3 ft. 4 / i 6 i n . (103 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 4 / 8 i n .
o f Angela, Baroness Burdett-Coutts), by
w i t h the name o f E.J. CUVELLIER, w h o
(41cm)
descent, 1906 (sold, Christie's, London,
possibly restored i t . Several mounts on
Accession number 83.DA.280
M a y 9,1922, lot 144, for 4,200 guineas to
P R O V E N A N C E
schild, Paris; confiscated after the German
Metal plaque on the rear
de.....
5
9
clock case stamped w i t h the crowned Cfor
1745-1749. T h e clock dial and movement
are signed Etienne LeNoir ¿París. The spring
H . J. Simmons); Alexandrine de Roth(?) H a r r i o t M e l l o n Coutts (1777-1837?),
w i d o w o f Thomas Coutts and later Duchess
occupation o f Paris i n 1940; E d m o n d de
YJ
l8
F R E N C H
C A B I N E T S
Rothschild, Paris, 1972; José and Vera
Height: 3 ft. 9 /s i n . (115.8 cm); W i d t h :
Espirito Santo, Lausanne, Switzerland,
15 ft. 4% i n . (468.6 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 9% i n .
Paris, circa 1745-1750
after 1972.
(54.5 cm)
By Bernard I I van Risenburgh
5
Accession number 77.DA.91
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Sassoon, "Acquisitions 1983," no. 6,
P R O V E N A N C E
Daval {marchand-mercier,
(1984), no. 8, pp. 263-264,
illus.; Handbook1986,
p. 159, illus. p. 158;
Jean-Dominique Augarde, "1749 Joseph
O a k veneered w i t h bois satiné, k i n g w o o d ,
and cherry; gilt-bronze mounts
pp. 193-197, illus.; "Acquisitions/1983,"
GettyMusJvi
12. Pair of Cabinets
died circa 1821),
Paris, before 1822; H e n r i , comte de Greffulhe, Paris (sold by his widow, Sotheby's,
London, July 23,1937, lot 50, to both
Each cabinet is stamped ΒV.R. Β. o n back.
Height: 4 ft. ιο /δ i n . (149 cm); W i d t h :
5
3 ft. 3 4 i n . (101 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 7 i n .
3
(48.3 cm)
Accession number 84. D A . 24.1-. 2
Baumhauer, ébéniste privilegié d u roí,"
[Arnold Seligmann] and [Trevor and C o . ] ,
L'Estampille 204 (June 1987), p. 25; Pradére,
for £1,400); [David Drey, London, 1950s];
P R O V E N A N C E
Les Ebénistes, illus. p. 196, fig. 188; Hand-
[Maurice Aveline, Paris, 1950s]; Antenor
book 1991, p. 175, illus. p. 174.
Patino, Paris, circa 1957; [Aveline et Cíe,
(?) Sir John H o b a r t Caradoc, 2nd Baron
H o w d e n , G r i m s t o n Park, Tadcaster, York­
Paris and Geneva].
shire, circa 1840; (?) A l b e r t Denison, ist
Baron Londesborough, Grimston Park,
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
11. Cabinet
Charles Guellette, "Les Cabinets d'amateurs
Paris, circa 1745-1750
ä Paris—La Collection de Μ . H e n r i de
Attributed to Bernard I I van Risenburgh
Greffulhe, Part 2: Ameublement," Gazette
Oak veneered w i t h t u l i p w o o d , bois satiné,
des beaux-arts 1$ (1877), p. 466; Gerald
and cherry; gilt-bronze mounts; breche
Reitlinger, The Economics of Taste (London,
d'Alep top
1963), vol. 2, p. 426; W i l s o n , "Acquisitions
Inscribed DAVAL twice o n the back.
1977 to m i d 1979," no. 3, p. 37, illus.;
Pradére, Les Ebénistes, p. 190, illus. p. 185,
1850; (?) W i l l i a m H e n r y Forester, created
Earl o f Londesborough, Grimston Park
(sold w i t h the contents o f Grimston Park
i n 1872 to John Fielden); Captain John
Fielden (great-nephew o f John Fielden)
(sold, H e n r y Spencer and Sons, at G r i m s t o n
Park, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, M a y 29-31,1962,
lot 372); [Etienne Levy and Rene Weiller,
fig. 168.
II
F R E N C H
Accession number 79.DA.58
13. Cabinet
Paris, circa 1765
By Joseph Baumhauer
Oak veneered w i t h ebony, tulipwood, and
amaranth; set w i t h panels o f seventeenthcentury Japanese kijimaki-e lacquer; giltbronze mounts; yellow jasper top
Stamped JOSEPH
between two fleur-de-lys
[Kraemer et Cie, Paris, 1930-1939]; private
collection, Brussels; [Lucien Delplace,
Brussels]; [Les Antiquaires de Paris, circa
1976]; [Alexander and Berendt, L t d . ,
L o n d o n , 1977].
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Height: 2 ft. π 4 i n . (89.6 cm); W i d t h :
W i l s o n , "Acquisitions 1979 to m i d 1980,"
3 ft.
pp. 6-7, illus.; W i l s o n , Selections, no. 34,
II /8
3
i n . (120.2 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 117s i n .
(58.6 cm)
1
P R O V E N A N C E
under the apron.
x
One of a pair
C A B I N E T S
pp. 68-69, illus.; Handbook 1986, p. 171,
2
Paris, 1962]; [Raymond Kraemer, Paris,
1960s]; [Kraemer et Cie, Paris, 1970s].
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1984," GettyMusJii
no. 54, pp. 178-179, illus.;
(1985),
Handbook1986,
p. 164, illus. (one); Pradére, Les Ebénistes,
illus. p. 188, fig. 174; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire,
p. 139; Handbook 1991, p. 180, illus. (one).
13
19
20
F R E N C H
C A B I N E T S
illus.; Jean-Dominique Augarde, "1749
Stamped RVLC
Joseph Baumhauer, ébéniste privilegié d u
at top right-hand side. Paper label glued
and J ME inside the drawer
roí," L'Estampille 204 (June 1987), pp. 15-45,
underneath printed w i t h a ducal coronet
figs. 26, 28; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, no. 16,
above the typed inscription
p. 244; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, p. 450;
Height: 3 ft. 1 i n . (94 cm); W i d t h :
Handbook 1991, p. 187, illus. p. 186.
ι ft. 11Y i n . (59.5 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 5% i n .
CLUMBER.
4
(43.8 cm)
Accession number 70.DA.81
15
P R O V E N A N C E
Dukes o f Newcastle-under-Lyme, Clumber,
Nottinghamshire; H e n r y Pelham Archibald
Douglas, 7th Duke o f Newcastle (18641928), Clumber, Nottinghamshire, by
descent (sold by his heir, Christie's, London,
June 9,1937, lot 253); [J. M . Botibol,
London]; purchased by J. Paul Getty, 1938.
P R O V E N A N C E
George Granville Sutherland-LevesonGower, 2nd D u k e o f Sutherland (17861861), the Picture Gallery, Stafford House,
L o n d o n , by 1848, and still present i n 1895;
[ A r n o l d Seligmann, Paris] (sold, Galerie
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Jean Charpentier, Paris, June 4-5,1935,
Verlet et al., Chefs d'oeuvre, p. 125, illus.;
lot 192); [Fran$ois-Gerard Seligmann,
Getty, Collecting, illus. p. 155.
Paris]; [French and Co., 1972]; purchased
by J. Paul Getty.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
15. Cabinet
Η
14. Cabinet
Paris, circa 1765
By Roger Vandercruse Lacroix
Oak veneered w i t h bois-de-rose, amaranth,
and green stained wood; gilt-bronze mounts;
white marble interior shelf
F. J. B. Watson, Louis XVI
Furniture
Paris, circa 1785-1790, w i t h marquetry
(London, i 9 6 0 ) , no. 236, illus.; Jean
panels and some gilt-bronze mounts o f the
Meuvret and Claude Frégnac,
late seventeenth century
du XVIII
Attributed to Philippe-Claude M o n t i g n y
illus.; Michael Stürmer, Handwerk
Oak veneered w i t h ebony, brass, pewter,
höfische Kultur: Europäische
e
Ebénistes
Steele frangais (Paris, 1963), p. 37,
und
Möbelkunst
tortoiseshell, and amaranth; gilt-bronze
im 18. Jahrhundert
mounts; bhnco et new antico marble top
pp. 156, 288; M a r v i n D . Schwartz, "Boulle
( M u n i c h , 1982), illus.
Height: 3 ft. 5% i n . (104.8 cm); W i d t h :
Furniture," Art and Antiques 6 (April 1983),
5 ft. 4 /8 i n . (164.2 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 10% i n .
illus. p. 67; Alexandre Pradére, "Boulle de
(57.1cm)
Louis X I V sous Louis X V I , "
Accession number 72. D A . 7 1
LObjet
5
LEstampille-
dart o (June 1987), pp. 56-57,118;
illus. p. 62.
F R E N C H
C A B I N E T S
E X H I B I T I O N S
L o n d o n , T h e Victoria and Albert Museum,
o n loan, 1969-1974.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Powis Castle, Montgomeryshire, the Seat o f
the Earl o f Powis," Country Life 23 (May 9,
1908), illus. p. 670; Jean Meuvret and
Claude Frégnac, Les Ebénistes du XVIII
e
siecle frangais (Paris, 1963), pp. 306-307,
illus.; A n t h o n y Coleridge, "Clues to the
Provenance o f an Outstanding French
Commode," Connoisseur162 (July 1966),
pp. 164-166, illus.; W i l s o n , "Acquisitions
1977 to m i d 1979," no. 11, pp. 46-49, illus.;
Gillian W i l s o n , "A Pair o f Cabinets for
Louis XVTs Bedroom at Saint-Cloud:
Their Present Appearance," Journal of the
Furniture History Society τι (1985), pp. 4-47;
ι6
Verlet, Les Bronzes, p. 213, illus. p. 46,
fig. 39; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, illus. p. 406,
Height: 3 ft. % i n . (92.2 cm); W i d t h :
16. Cabinet
fig. 502; Pierre Verlet, Le Mobilier royal
5 ft. 5/8 i n . (165.4 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. iY i n .
Paris, 1788
4
frangais, vol. 4, Meubles de la couronne
By Guillaume Benneman; gilt-bronze
(64.1 cm)
conserves en Europe et aux Etats-Unis (Paris,
mounts cast by Forestier (either Etienne-
Accession number 78.DA.361
1990), pp. 116-121, illus.; Handbook 1991,
Jean or his brother Pierre-Auguste) and
Badin f r o m models by Gilles-Fransois
M a r t i n , chased by Pierre-Philippe T h o m i r e
and gilded by André Galle; marble top
supplied by Lanfant
O a k veneered w i t h ebony, mahogany, and
lacquer, set w i t h pietre dure plaques o f
seventeenth- and eighteenth-century date;
gilt-bronze mounts; bleu turquin marble top
Stamped G.BENEMAN
twice on top o f the
carcass and stenciled w i t h a partial mark,
possibly for the Chateau de Saint-Cloud,
o n back.
P R O V E N A N C E
Louis X V I , one o f a pair costing 5,954 livres
i n the Chambre ä coucher du Rot, Chateau
de Saint-Cloud, from October 4,1788,
until at least an I I (1793-1794); Earls o f
Powis, Powis Castle, Wales, by 1848 (sold,
Sotheby's, London, M a y 11,1962, lot 262,
for £33,000); John Allnat (sold, Sotheby's,
London, June 21,1974, lot 109, to Didier
Aaron, Paris); [Aveline et Cie, Paris and
Geneva].
p. 197, illus. p. 196; U l r i c h Leben, Molitor:
Ebéniste from the Ancien Regime to the
Bourbon Restoration (London, 1992), p. 150,
% · 153.
21
22
FRENCH
CABINETS
P R O V E N A N C E
(?) Baronne de Gunzburg, Paris (sold, Palais
Galliera, Paris, M a r c h 2,1972, lot 121); pur­
chased at that sale by J. Paul Getty.
E X H I B I T I O N S
T h e Los Angeles County Museum o f A r t ,
Wedgwoodfrom
California
Collections:
Georgian through Victorian,
ι/άο-ιροι,
January 2 7 - M a r c h 21, 1976.
Cabinet .1
l8
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Patricia Lemonnier, Weisweiler (Paris, 1983),
no. 211, illus. p. 28; Kjellberg,
Dictionnaire,
p. 872.
Cabinet .1 stamped J ME.
Height: 3 ft. 4 i n . (101.6 cm); W i d t h :
4 ft. n / s i n . (150.5 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 9 / 2 i n .
(54.5 cm)
Accession number 7 6 . D A . 9 . 1 - . 2
18. Pair of Cabinets
17
17. Bonheur du Jour
P R O V E N A N C E
Paris, Cabinet .1 circa 1785; Cabinet .2
7 6 . D A . 9 . 1 : M . M a r i n , Paris (sold, Paris,
circa 1810
M a r c h 22,1790, l o t 712, for 3,100 livres)',
Pietre dure plaques: Italian and French,
V i n c e n t Donjeux, Paris (sold, Paris, A p r i l 29
et seq., 1793, l o t 554, for 3,200 livres).
Paris, circa 178 5-1790
mid-seventeenth to late eighteenth century
A t t r i b u t e d to A d a m Weisweiler; Wedgwood
Both cabinets attributed to A d a m Weisweiler
7 6 . D A . 9 . 1 - . 2 : (?) W i l l i a m Beckford, Fonthill
jasperware plaques designed by Elizabeth,
Oak, pine, and beech veneered w i t h ebony
Abbey, Wiltshire; (?) Susan Beckford
Lady Templetown, and modeled by W i l l i a m
and mahogany; pewter stringing; set w i t h
(Duchess o f H a m i l t o n , wife o f Alexander
Hackwood
pietre dure plaques and micromosaic roun­
Archibald Douglas, the 10th D u k e o f
Oak and mahogany veneered w i t h amboyna,
dels; gilt-bronze mounts; portor d'ltalie tops
H a m i l t o n and 7 t h D u k e o f Brandon,
ebony, green stained harewood, and syca­
married 1810, died 1859), H a m i l t o n Palace,
more; set w i t h five jasperware plaques w i t h
Lanarkshire, Scotland; W i l l i a m , 12th D u k e
a green ground; gilt-bronze mounts; white
o f H a m i l t o n and 9 t h D u k e o f Brandon,
marble top and shelf
H a m i l t o n Palace, by descent (sold,
Height: 3 ft. 6 /s i n . (107.6 cm); W i d t h :
Christies, L o n d o n , June 19,1882, lots
2 ft. 3% i n . (69.2 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 4% i n .
185-186); Christopher Beckett-Denison,
(41.3 cm)
L o n d o n (sold, Christie's, L o n d o n , June 6,
3
Accession number 72.DA.59
1885, l o t 817, to Maclean for 195 guineas,
and l o t 818, to Donaldson for 205 guineas);
[Moss Harris, L o n d o n ] ; Maharanee o f
Baroda, Paris (sold, Palais Galliera, Paris,
Cabinet . 2
18
November 29,1973, l o t 114 Α - B ) ; [Aveline et
Cíe, Paris]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
F R E N C H
C O M M O D E S
2 1 . Commode
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
P R O V E N A N C E
Ronald Freyberger, " H a m i l t o n Palace,"
Marquis de Longueil, Chateau de Maisons;
Paris, circa 1710-1715
Apollo 113, no. 238 (December 1981),
comte d'Artois, Chateau de Maisons, after
Attributed to Andre-Charles Boulle
pp. 401-409; Alvar González-Palacios,
1777; [(?) Leon Lacroix, Paris, 1938];
O a k and pine veneered w i t h tulipwood and
Mosaici e Pietre Dure ( M i l a n , 1982), illus.
purchased by J. Paul Getty, 1938.
bois satiné; gilt-bronze mounts; brocatelle
p. 48; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, p . 872;
violette du Jura marble top
Alvar González-Palacios, "Capricci Gusto:
T h e top o f the carcass is stamped CM.
Vecchio Barocco e N u o v o Classicismo,"
COCHO IS and printed i n black i n k w i t h
Casa vogue antiques 13 ( M a y 1991), p. 77,
the number 55406. T h e bottom o f the mar­
illus. p. 79 ( 7 6 . D A . 9 . 1 only).
ble top is marked w i t h the number 55406/19
i n black wax pencil. M a n y mounts stamped
w i t h the crowned Cfor 1745-1749.
Height: 2 ft. 9% i n . (85.7 cm); W i d t h :
4 ft. 3 4 i n . (131.4 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 11 i n .
3
COMMODES
(58.4 cm)
Accession number 7 0 . D A . 8 0
1 9 . Commode
Paris, circa 1710-1715
20
Pine and walnut veneered w i t h bois satiné;
(?) H e n r y Peter, ist L o r d Brougham (1778-
gilt-bronze mounts
Stamped o n the back w i t h a crowned M,
P R O V E N A N C E
1868), Cannes, 1840s or 1850s; (?) W i l l i a m ,
2 0 . Commode
2nd L o r d Brougham (died 1886), England,
probably for the Chateau de Maisons, and
Paris, circa 1710-1715
an interlaced A Τ over G.M for the garde-
Pine, oak, and walnut veneered w i t h rose­
meuble o f the comte d'Artois.
wood; gilt-bronze mounts; rouge griotte de
Height: 2 ft. 9/16 i n . (83.9 cm); W i d t h :
Felines marble top
4 ft. 7% i n . (140.3 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 11 % i n .
Height: 2 ft. 9 / 2 i n . (85.1 cm); W i d t h :
(59.7 cm)
4 ft. (121.9 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. io /s i n .
3
after 1868; (?) H o n . Wilfred Brougham,
England, after 1886; Maria Sophia Faunce
(Hon. M r s . Wilfred Brougham), England,
after 1904; [J. M . Botibol, London, 1938];
purchased by J. Paul Getty, 1938.
(56.8 cm)
Accession number 7 8 . D A . 8 7
Accession number 73. D A . 66
P R O V E N A N C E
M . d'Eustache Bonnemet, Paris (sold, Paris,
December 4-14, 1771, lot 164, for 210 livres);
dues d'Arenberg, Palais d'Arenberg, Brus­
sels, until 19.14; duchesse Mathildis d'Aren­
berg, Monaco; [Gerard Gallet, Cannes];
[French and Co., N e w York]; purchased by
J. Paul Getty.
19
21
23
24
FRENCH
COMMODES
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Paul Wescher, "French Furniture o f the
Jean-Dominique Augarde, "Etienne Doirat,
[Duveen Brothers, N e w York]; George J.
Eighteenth Century i n the J. Paul Getty
Menuisier en Ebene," GettyMusJij, (1985),
G o u l d , Georgian C o u r t , Lakewood, N e w
Museum," Art Quarterly 18, no. 2 (Summer
pp. 33-52, illus. p. 45; Handbook 1986, p. 152,
Jersey; (possibly sold Anderson Galleries,
1955), p. 117, illus. p. 120, fig. 4; Kjellberg,
illus.; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, illus. p. 122,
N e w York, M a y 1 0 - 1 4 , 9 7 > l
fig. 78; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, p. 264;
[ A r n o l d Seligmann, Rey and Co., N e w
Handbook 1991, p. 166, illus.
York]; purchased by J. Paul Getty, 1938.
Dictionnaire,
p. 184.
P R O V E N A N C E
1
2
o
t
1003);
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
2 2 . Commode
Cressent sale cat., January 15,1757, lot 132;
Paris, circa 1725-1730
Marie-Juliette Ballot, Charles Cressent:
By Etienne Doirat
Sculpteur, ébéniste, collectionneur,
Oak, pine, and walnut veneered w i t h king-
de Van frangais: Nouvelle période 10 (Paris,
wood; gilt-bronze mounts; breche d'Alep top
1919), no. 132, p. 215; Andre Boutemy,
Stamped E. DOIRAT
on top o f carcass.
Archives
"Essais d'attribútions de commodes et
Height: 2 ft. 10 i n . (86.4 cm); W i d t h :
d'armoires ä Charles Cressent," Bulletin
5 ft. 6Yi i n . (168.9 c ) ; D e p t h : 2 ft. 4% i n .
de la Société de VHistoire de VArt Frangais
m
(71.7 cm)
(1927), pp. 77-79; Paul Wescher, "French
Accession number 7 2 . D A . 6 6
Furniture o f the Eighteenth Century i n the
J. Paul Getty Museum," Art Quarterly \%,
P R O V E N A N C E
no. 2 (Summer 1955), pp. 114-135; Verlet
George Durlacher, L o n d o n (sold, Christie's,
et al., Chefs d'oeuvre, p. 114, illus.; Getty,
London, A p r i l 6-7,1938, lot 176, for 273
23
guineas to Sutch); ("Property o f a Gentle­
man," sold, Christie's, L o n d o n , December 1,
1966, lot 70, for 5,500 guineas to Perman);
[Aveline et Cíe, Paris, 1972]; purchased by
J. Paul Getty.
2 3 . Commode
p. 153, illus. p. 152; Kjellberg,
Paris, circa 173 5-1740
By Charles Cressent
Pine and walnut veneered w i t h bois satiné
dAlep top
Corner mounts are stamped w i t h the
crowned C for 1745-1749.
Height: 2 ft. 11% i n . (90.2 cm); W i d t h :
4 ft. 5% i n . (136.5 cm); Depth: 2 ft. i A i n .
l
(64.8 cm)
Accession number 7 0 . D A . 8 2
Dictionnaire,
p. 204; Handbook 1991, p . 167, illus. p . 166.
and amaranth; gilt-bronze mounts; breche
22
Collecting, p . 144, illus.; W i l s o n , Selections,
no. 19, pp. 38-39, illus.; Handbook 1986,
F R E N C H
24
2 4 . Commode
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
25
Risen Burgh: Commode," Louvre: Nouvelles
Paris, circa 1737
Paul Wescher, "French Furniture o f the
acquisitions du département
By Bernard I I van Risenburgh
Eighteenth Century i n the J. Paul Getty
ip8$-ip8p (Paris, 1990), p. 144.
Martin;
1955), pp. 121-122,128, illus. fig. 11; F. J. B .
cherry and amaranth o n interior o f the
Watson, The Wrightsman Collection (New
doors; gilt-bronze mounts; sarrancolin
York, 1966), vol. ι, p. 152; Hans H u t h ,
marble top; eighteenth-century silk fabric
Lacquer of the West: The History ofa Craft
l i n i n g and silver metal galon
and an Industry, i$$o~ip$o (Chicago and
Stamped BVRB o n t o p o f carcass.
London, 1971), p. 91, caption p. 145, illus.
Height: 2 ft. 10 4 i n . (88.3 cm); W i d t h :
3
fig. 238; W i l s o n , Selections, no. 14, p p .
4 ft. 11 4 i n . (151.9 c m ) ; D e p t h : 1 ft. 10 4 i n .
28-29, illus.; Daniel Alcouffe, "La
(57.8 cm)
commode d u Cabinet de retraite de Marie
Accession number 6 5 . D A . 4
Leczinska ä Fontainebleau entre au Louvre,"
P R O V E N A N C E
illus. p. 282; Pradére, "1737, La Premiere
3
3
La Revue du Louvre 4 (1987), pp. 281-284,
(?) Colbert family, France, by repute, from
the eighteenth to the twentieth century;
[Rene Weiller, Paris]; [Rosenberg and
Stiebel, Inc., N e w York]; purchased by
J. Paul Getty, 1953.
des objets d'art
Museum," Art Quarterly 18, no. 2 (Summer
O a k set w i t h panels o f black Japanese
lacquer and painted w i t h vernis
C O M M O D E S
25. Commode
Paris, circa 1740
Oak veneered w i t h kingwood, walnut,
amaranth, and padouk; gilt-bronze mounts;
breche d'Alep top
Stamped DF o n top o f carcass.
Height: 2 ft. ioV i n . (87 cm); W i d t h :
A
5 ft. 1% i n . (155.5
c m
) ; Depth: 2 ft. 1 i n .
(63.5 cm)
Accession number 76.DA.15
Commode en Laque d u Japón,"
P R O V E N A N C E
Connaissances des arts 436 (June 1988), pp.
M r s . S. Shrigley-Feigel, Crag H a l l , Wray,
108-113; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, p. 139;
Lancashire, England; [Alexander and
Daniel AlcoufTe, "Bernard Van
Berendt, L t d . , L o n d o n , 1976]; purchased
by J. Paul Getty.
2$
26
FRENCH
COMMODES
26
2 6 . Commode
27
bleau entre au Louvre," La Revue du Louvre
Paris, circa 1740
4 (1988), pp. 281-284, illus. p. 282; Kjellberg,
By Bernard I I van Risenburgh
Dictionnaire,
p. 139; Daniel Alcouffe, "Ber­
P R O V E N A N C E
Sir A n t h o n y de Rothschild, England; H o n .
M r s . Eliot Yorke (née A n n i e de Rothschild,
Oak set w i t h panels o f red Chinese lacquer
nard Van Risen Burgh: Commode," Louvre:
daughter o f Sir A n t h o n y de Rothschild),
and painted w i t h vernis Martin; gilt-bronze
Nouvelles acquisitions du département
England, b y descent (sold, Christie's, L o n ­
mounts; breche d'Alep top
objets dart ip8$-ip8p (Paris, 1990), p. 144.
des
don, M a y 5,1927, l o t 138, for 980 guineas
Stamped B. V.R.B, once and J ME twice o n
to S. Founés); M m e Duselschon, Chateau
top o f carcass.
de Coudira, Prégny, Switzerland; M m e
Height: 2 ft. 9 i n . (83.8 cm); W i d t h :
3 ft. 9 i n . (114.3 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 9 /s i n .
5
(54.9 cm)
Rouviére, Lausanne, Switzerland; [Maurice
2 7 . Commode
Segoura, Paris, 1983].
Paris, circa 1745-1749
A t t r i b u t e d to Jean-Pierre Latz
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Oak veneered w i t h bois satiné; gilt-bronze
W i l s o n , "Acquisitions 1983," pp. 196-199,
P R O V E N A N C E
mounts; fleur de pecher marble top
illus.; Accquisitions/1983," GettyMusJ 12
Private collection, Paris (sold, Palais Galliera,
Stamped RESTAURE
on top
(1984), no. 9, p . 264, illus.; Handbook 1986,
Paris, M a r c h 2,1972, lot 109); purchased at
o f carcass and one mount stamped w i t h the
p. 159, illus.; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, fig. 136,
that sale by J. Paul Getty.
crowned Cfor 1745-1749.
p. 160; Handbook 1991, p. 177, illus.
Accession number 7 2 . D A . 4 6
par P. SPOHN
Height: 2 ft. 10Κ i n . (87.7 cm); W i d t h :
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Daniel Alcouffe, "La commode d u Cabinet
de retraite de Marie Leczinska ä Fontaine-
4 ft. n / 8 i n . (151.5 cm); Depth: 2 ft. 2 /s i n .
5
(65 cm)
Accession number 83.DA.356
5
FRENCH COMMODES
[C. Ball, Paris, 1934]; A n n a T h o m s o n
P R O V E N A N C E
Dodge, Rose Terrace, Grosse Pointe Farms,
Edith and Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-
Michigan (sold, Christie's, L o n d o n , June 24,
1968), L o n d o n ; purchased by J. Paul Getty,
1971, lot 102); purchased at that sale by
1955, through Sir Robert Abdy.
J. Paul Getty.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
One of a pair
28
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Verlet et al., Chefs d'oeuvre, p. 115, illus.;
A d o l f Feulner, Kunstgeschichte des Möbels
Getty, Collecting, pp. 144-145, illus.; Wilson,
(Berlin, 1927), pp. 324-325; A n t h o n y
Selections, no. 23, pp. 46-47, illus.; Hand­
Coleridge, "Works o f A r t w i t h a Royal
book 1986, p . 161, illus.; Jean-Dominique
Provenance from the Collection o f the Late
Augarde, "1749 Joseph Baumhauer, ébéniste
Mrs. A n n a T h o m s o n Dodge o f Detroit,"
privilegié d u roi," L'Estampille 204 (June
Connoisseur 177, no. 711 (May 1971), p. 36,
1987), p. 36; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, no. 2,
illus.; Michael Stürmer, Handwerk und
p. 244, illus. p. 233, fig. 236; Kjellberg,
höfische Kultur, Europäische Möbelkunst
im
18. Jahrhundert ( M u n i c h , 1982), illus. p . 67;
2 8 . Pair of Commodes
Dictionnaire,
p. 454; Handbook 1991, p. 179,
illus.
Wilson, Selections, no. 20, pp. 40-41, illus.;
Paris, circa 1750
Handbook 1986, p. 163, illus. (one); Pradére,
By Bernard I I van Risenburgh
Les Ebénistes, illus. p. 189, fig. 175; Kjellberg,
Oak and w a l n u t veneered w i t h tulipwood,
Dictionnaire,
p. 139.
kingwood, and amaranth; gilt-bronze
mounts; one commode w i t h a breche violette
top, one w i t h a bro catelie jaune top
Each commode stamped B. V.R.B. twice o n
top o f carcass.
Height: 2 ft. io /s i n . (87.3 cm); W i d t h :
3
3 ft. 4 / 8 i n . (101.9 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 10 i n .
(55.9 cm)
Accession number 71.DA.9 6.1—.2
2 9 . Commode
Paris, circa 1750
Attributed to Joseph Baumhauer
Oak set w i t h panels o f Japanese lacquer
and painted w i t h vernis Martin-, gilt-bronze
mounts; campan melange vert marble top
One trade label o f the
marchand-mercier
P R O V E N A N C E
Francois-Charles Darnault pasted o n top o f
(?) Given by Louis, D a u p h i n o f France
carcass and another one pasted underneath.
(1729-1765), to his father-in-law Frederick
Height: 2 ft. io 4 i n . (88.3 cm); W i d t h :
Augustus I I I , K i n g o f Poland, Dresden;
4 ft. 9 / 2 i n . (146.1 cm); Depth: 2 ft. /s i n .
3
5
listed i n inventories o f the Residenz,
(62.6 cm)
Dresden, i n 1794 and 1798; Prince Ernst
Accession number 55.DA.2
H e i n r i c h v o n W e t t i n , Schloss M o r i t z b u r g
(near Dresden), Saxony, and installed i n the
Tower R o o m circa 1924 (sold early 1930s);
29
7TJ
28
FRENCH
COMMODES
3 0 . Commode
Paris, circa 1755
Museum," Art Quarterly i%, no. 2 (Summer
Height: 3 ft. A i n . (92 cm); W i d t h :
1955), p. 118, illus. p. 124, fig. 8; Andre
4 ft. 7 /δ i n . (140.6 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 6Vx i n .
l
3
By Adrien Faizelot Delorme
Boutemy, "Joseph," Connaissance des arts
(47 cm)
Oak veneered w i t h t u l i p w o o d and king-
157 (March 1965), p. 85, illus. p. 84;
Accession number 72.DA.54
wood; gilt-bronze mounts; lumachella
Jean-Dominique Augarde, "1749 Joseph
pavonazza
marble top
Stamped DELORME,
Baumhauer, ébéniste privilegié d u r o i , "
J ME, and N.
PETIT
on top o f carcass.
L'Estampille 204 (June 1987), p. 32; Kjell­
berg, Dictionnaire, p. 246.
Height: 2 ft. π Λ i n . (90.1 cm); W i d t h :
ι
Accession number 7 0 . D A . 7 9
Guedes de Souza, Paris; [Etienne Levy,
1972]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Paris, circa 1760
By Jean-Fran9ois Oeben
Cécile Sorel, Paris; [Germain Seligmann,
Oak veneered w i t h tulipwood, kingwood,
Paris] (sold, A p r i l 1933, to M r s . Langdon K .
sycamore, amaranth, and burr wood;
Thorne, N e w York); [J. M . Botibol, L o n ­
gilt-bronze mounts; campan melange vert
don, 1938]; purchased by J. Paul Getty, 1938.
marble top
Stamped J . Ε OEBEN
Paul Wescher, "French Furniture o f the
Douilla); [Frank Partridge, L t d . , L o n d o n ] ;
31. Commode
P R O V E N A N C E
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Private collection, Paris (possibly G o u p i l de
Paris], and [Frank Partridge, L t d . , L o n d o n ,
4 ft. 9 i n . (144.8 cm); Depth: 2 ft. 2% i n .
(66.6 cm)
P R O V E N A N C E
Pradére, Les Ebénistes, illus. p . 261,fig.278;
Kjellberg, Dictionnaire,
pp. 614, 619.
ana JME twice o n top
o f carcass.
Eighteenth Century i n the J. Paul Getty
30
31
FRENCH COMMODES
3 2 . Commode
Paris, 1769
By Gilles Joubert
Oak veneered w i t h k i n g w o o d , tulipwood,
holly or boxwood, and ebony; gilt-bronze
mounts; sarrancolin marble top
Painted i n black i n k o n the back w i t h the
inventory number du No 2556.2 o f the
Garde-Meuble
de la Couronne.
Height: 3 ft. 4 i n . (93.5 cm); W i d t h :
3
5 ft. 11 4 i n . (181 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 3 i n .
x
(68.5 cm)
Accession number 55.DA.5
P R O V E N A N C E
Made for Madame Louise o f France
(youngest daughter o f Louis X V ) , Chateau
de Versailles, 1769; Emmanuel-Felicité,
due de Duras, Maréchal de France, Chateau
de Fontainebleau, 1785; (?) Baron Lionel
32
Nathan de Rothschild (1808-1879),
Gunnersbury Park, Middlesex; by descent
Svend Eriksen, Early Neo-Classicism in
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
to his son, Leopold de Rothschild (1845-
Paul Wescher, "A Commode by Gilles
France (London, 1974), p.'321, p i . 120; Pierre
1917), H a m i l t o n Place, L o n d o n ; by descent
Joubert for Versailles i n the J. Paul Getty
Verlet, Les Meubles frangais du XVIII
to his son, Lionel Nathan de Rothschild
Museum," Art Quarterly 19, no. 3 ( A u t u m n
(Paris, 1982), p. 27, illus. (detail) pi. .4;
(1882-1942), Exbury House, Hampshire; by
1956), pp. 324-325, illus.; Pierre Verlet,
Wilson, Selections, no. 30, pp. 60-61, illus.;
descent to his son, E d m u n d de Rothschild
"Peut-on remeubler Versailles?," Le Jardín
Handbook 1986, p. 173, illus.; Pradére, Les
(b. 1916), Inchmery House, Exbury, H a m p ­
des arts (February 1958), p. 256, illus. p. 255;
Ebénistes, no. 17, p. 216; Kjellberg, Die-
shire (sold by h i m i n 1947); E d i t h and Sir
F. J. B . Watson, Louis XVIFurniture
Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968), London;
don, i960), no. 24, p. 105, illus.; Gerald
p. 759; Pierre Verlet, French Furniture of the
purchased by J. Paul Getty.
Messadié, "J. Paul Getty, M a l i b u , Califor­
Eighteenth Century, Penelope Hunter-Stiebel,
E X H I B I T I O N S
Paris, H o t e l de la Monnaie, Louis XV:
e
siede
tionnaire (Paris, 1989), pp. 456, 758, illus.
(Lon­
nia," Great Private Collections, Douglas
transí. (Charlottesville, 1991), fig. 4, oppo­
Cooper, ed. (Zurich, 1963), pp. 180-191,
site p. 16; Handbook 1991, p. 189, illus.
illus. p. 187; Pierre Verlet, French Royal
Un Moment de perfection de Vart frangais,
Furniture (London, 1963), pp. 77, i n , fig. 7;
1974, no. 422, pp. 320-321, illus.
Verlet et al., Chef d'oeuvre, p. 122, illus.;
Getty, Collecting, p. 152, illus.; Jean Meuvret
and Claude Frégnac, Les Ebénistes du
Steele frangais (Paris, 1963), p. 68, fig. 1;
XVIII
e
29
30
FRENCH CORNER
CUPBOARDS
CORNER
CUPBOARDS
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Marie-Juliette Ballot, Charles Cressent:
Sculpteur, ébéniste, collectionneur,
33. Pair of Corner Cupboards
Archives
10 (Paris,
Paris, circa 1740
de Vart frangais: Nouvellepériode
By Bernard I I van Risenburgh
1919), pp. 128, 151-152; Jean Meuvret and
Oak set w i t h panels o f black Japanese
Claude Frégnac, Les Ebénistes du
lacquer and painted w i t h vends
Martin;
gilt-bronze mounts; sarrancolin marble tops
XVIII
e
Steele frangais (Paris, 1963), p. 46; W i l s o n ,
"Acquisitions 1977 to m i d 1979," no. 15,
Each cupboard stamped B. V.R.B. twice on
p. 52, illus. (one) p. 51; Pradére, Les Ebénistes,
top o f carcass.
detail illus. o n cover.
Height: 3 ft. 3/8 i n . (99.4 cm); W i d t h :
2 ft. 10 4 i n . (88.3 cm); Depth: 2 ft. Ys i n .
3
(61.2 cm)
Accession number 72.DA.44.1-.2
P R O V E N A N C E
[Kraemer et Cie, Paris]; purchased by
Cupboard .1
33
J. Paul Getty.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Kjellberg, Dictionnaire,
p. 139.
One of a pair
34. Pair of Corner Cabinets
Paris, circa 1745
A t t r i b u t e d to Charles Cressent
Oak veneered w i t h tulipwood, kingwood,
and amaranth; gilt-bronze mounts
Height: 6 ft. 3 Yz i n . (191.8 cm); W i d t h :
10 ft. 11 i n . (332.7 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 3% i n .
(39.4 cm)
Accession number 79.DA.2.1-.2
P R O V E N A N C E
(?) Baron Mayer Alphonse de Rothschild,
Paris, by 1905; Baron Edouard de Roth­
Cupboard . 2
33
schild, Paris; Baron G u y de Rothschild,
Paris; by descent to Baron D a v i d de Roth­
schild, Paris.
34
F R E N C H
Back o f carcass stamped I . DUBOIS
three
C O R N E R
CUPBOARDS
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
times and bears one paper label inscribed
Emile Molinier, Histoire genérale des arts
i n ink w i t h the Rothschild inventory n u m ­
appliques a Vindustrie du V a la fin du
ber AR 653. Painted twice w i t h the same
XVIII
number AR 653 on the back. Signed Etienne
auXVIII
Le NoirA?aris on dial and movement. Back
p i . 13; Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild,
o f dial signed and dated a. n.
Notizen über einige meiner
martiniére.
siécle, vol. 3, Le Mobilier au XVII
Height: 9 ft. 6 i n . (289.5
c m
c m
) ; Width:
) ; Depth: 2 ft. 4 Κ i n .
Steele (Paris, 1896), pp. 146-147,
Kunstgegenstände
(Berlin, 1920), fig. 130; A d o l f Feulner,
(72 cm)
Accession number 7 9 . D A . 66
p. 445, illus. p. 321; comte Francois de
Salverte, Les Ebénistes du XVIII
e
Ordered by General M o k r o n o w s k i through
the marchand-mercier
Lullier o f Warsaw
i n 1753 for C o u n t Jan Klemens Branicki
(1689-1772), Warsaw, Poland; (?) Christine
Branicka (sister o f C o u n t Branicki), by
descent; (?) Marianna Szymanowska (née
Potocka, granddaughter o f Christine
Branicka); Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild,
Vienna, before 1896; Baron Alphonse de
Rothschild, i n the Régence (or Rote) Salon,
Theresianum Gasse 16-18, Vienna, 1905;
confiscated by the T h i r d Reich i n M a r c h
1938 and destined for the H i t l e r Museum
i n Linz; restituted to the Baroness Clarice
de Rothschild, Vienna, i n 1947 and sent to
35. Corner Cupboard
New York soon afterward; [Rosenberg and
Paris, cupboard: circa 1744-1755; clock: 1744
Stiebel, Inc., N e w York]; [Wildenstein and
By Jacques Dubois after a drawing by
Co., N e w York, M a r c h 16,1950, stock no.
Nicolas Pineau; clock movement by Etienne
18018]; [Georges Wildenstein, N e w York];
I I Le N o i r ; enamel dial by Antoine Nicolas
[Daniel Wildenstein, N e w York]; A k r a m
Martiniére
Ojjeh, 1978 (sold, Sotheby's, Monaco,
O a k veneered w i t h bois satiné, tulipwood,
June 25-26,1979, lot 60).
rosewood, and k i n g w o o d ; enameled metal;
gilt-bronze mounts
Ein
Handbuch für Sammler und Liebehaber
Kunstgeschichte des Möbels (Berlin, 1926),
P R O V E N A N C E
35
et
e
e
(1903), no. 80; Robert Schmidt, Möbel:
1y44.-y.bre.
4 ft. 3 i n . (129.5
e
e
siede:
Leurs oeuvres et leurs marques (Paris, 1927),
pp. 104-105, p l . 18; (1953 ed.), p. 197, p l . 19;
and (Paris, 1963 ed.), p. 100, p l . 18; A d o l f
Feulner, Kunstgeschichte des Möbels seit dem
Altertum
(Berlin, 1927), pp. 330-331, Pineau
design illus. p. 321; Charles Packer, Paris
Furniture
by the Master Ebénistes (Newport,
Monmouthshire, 1956), p. 34, fig. 40; Ε J. B.
Watson, Wallace Collection Catalogues:
Furniture
(London, 1956), p. 69; Andre
Boutemy, "Des Meubles Louis X V á grands
succés: Les Encoignures," Connaissance des
arts 91 (September 1959), p. 36, illus. p. 41;
Jean Meuvret and Claude Frégnac, Les
Ebénistes duXVIII
e
siede frangais (Paris,
1963), pp. 101-102, illus. p. 100; Pierre
Verlet, French Cabinetmakers of the Eigh­
teenth Century (Paris, 1963), p. 102; F. J. B.
Watson, The Wrightsman Collection (New
York, 1966), v o l . ι, p. 231; vol. 2, p. 544;
Alvar González-Palacios, Gli ebanisti del
LuigiXV
(Milan, 1966), p. 67; Claude
Frégnac, Les Styles frangais de Louis XIII ä
Napoleon III(Paris,
1975), p. 100, p l . 2;
Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier frangais du
31
32
F R E N C H
C O R N E R
C U P B O A R D S
moyen age a Louis XV(Paris,
1978), p. 192,
illus. no. 217, p. 193; Pierre Kjellberg,
"Jacques Dubois," Connaissance des arts
334 (December 1979), p. 115, illus.; A d o l f
Feulner, Kunstgeschichte des Möbels (Frank­
furt am M a i n , 1980), pp. 180-181, illus.
no. 292, caption p. 358; W i l s o n , "Acquisi­
tions 1979 to m i d 1980," no. 1, pp.. 1 - 3 , illus.;
W i l s o n , Selections, no. 21, pp. 42-43, illus.;
W i l l i a m Kingsland, "Collecting French
Furniture," Art and Auction
(December
1983), p. 79, illus.; Pradére, Les Ebénistes,
figs. 153-154, p. 173; Handbook 1986,
p. 163, illus. p. 162; Kjellberg,
Dictionnaire,
pp. 267, 273, illus. p. 275; Stephane Boiron,
"Jacques Dubois, maitre d u style Louis X V , "
LEstampille-L'Objet
d'artx^G (June 1990),
Cupboard .1
36
Cupboard . 2
36
Cupboard . 2
37
pp. 42-59, illus. pp. 52-53; Jonathan Bourne
and Vanessa Brett, Lighting in the Domestic
Interior: Renaissance to Art Nouveau (Lon­
don, 1991), illus. p. 83, fig. 258; Handbook
1991, p. 179, illus. p. 178.
36. Pair of Corner Cupboards
Paris, circa 1750-1755
Carcass and mounts attributed to JeanPierre Latz; marquetry panels attributed to
the workshop o f Jean-Francois Oeben
Oak veneered w i t h amaranth, stained syca­
more, boxwood, and rosewood; gilt-bronze
mounts; breche dAlep tops
One cupboard once had two paper labels
on the back: one inscribed illegibly
[Bollfiüd(ct)?]
i n German, the other from
the Victoria and A l b e r t M u s e u m w i t h the
Cupboard .1
37
FRENCH CORNER CUPBOARDS
notation DEPT.
LOAN FROM
OF WOODWORK
ON
L . Currie, Esq. No. 5 I
37. Pair of Corner Cupboards
Paris, circa 1750-1755
15.V.1917.
Carcass and mounts attributed to Jean-
Height: 3 ft. 2*4 i n . (97.2 cm); W i d t h :
Pierre Latz; marquetry panels attributed
2 ft. 9 4 i n . (85.7 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. πV% i n .
to the workshop o f Jean-Fransois Oeben
3
(58.7 cm)
Oak veneered w i t h amaranth, stained syca­
Accession number 72.DA.39.1-.2
more, harewood, boxwood, and l i g n u m
vitae; gilt-bronze mounts; breche dAlep tops
P R O V E N A N C E
Laurence Currie, L o n d o n , 1917; private col­
lection, Berlin (sold, H u g o H e l b i n g Gallery,
Frankfurt am M a i n , June 23,1936, lots
260-261); private collection, Germany (sold,
Height: 3 ft. *4 i n . (92.1 cm); W i d t h :
2 ft. 8% i n . (81.9 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. (61 cm)
Accession number 72.DA.69.1-.2
P R O V E N A N C E
Lempertz Gallery, Cologne, M a r c h 11,1938,
[Sidney J. Block, L o n d o n ] ; [French and
lot 217); private collection, N e w York (sold,
Co., N e w York, 1972]; purchased by
Parke-Bernet, N e w York, October 21-22,
J. Paul Getty.
1955, lot 358); Philip R. Consolo, Palm
Beach, Florida; (?) private collection, Cali­
fornia; [Frank Partridge, L t d . , L o n d o n ,
1966]; [French and Co., N e w York, 1972];
purchased by J. Paul Getty.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Henry Hawley, "Jean-Pierre Latz, Cabinet­
maker," Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum
Cupboard .1
3^
Cupboard . 2
38
of
Art 57-7 (September-October 1970), no. 50,
p. 255, illus. (one), fig. 50.
E X H I B I T I O N S
L o n d o n , T h e V i c t o r i a and Albert
Museum, o n loan, 1917-1920, from
Laurence Currie, Esq.
38. Pair of Corner Cupboards
Paris, circa 1755
By Jacques Dubois
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
H e n r y Hawley, "Jean-Pierre Latz, Cabinet­
Oak painted w i t h vernis Martin;
maker," Bulletin of the Cleveland
mounts; breche dAlep tops
Museum
gilt-bronze
of Art 57-7 (September-October 1970),
Each stamped I.DUBOIS
no. 49, p. 254, illus. (one), fig. 49; Wilson,
o f carcass.
and J ME on top
Selections, no. 24, pp. 48-49, illus.
Height: 3 ft. 2% i n . (97.1 cm); W i d t h :
2 ft. 7 V 2 i n . (80 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 11 V% i n .
(58.6 cm)
Accession number 78.DA.119.1-.2
33
34
F R E N C H
C O R N E R
CUPBOARDS
Height: 4 ft. 5% i n . (135.2 cm); W i d t h :
P R O V E N A N C E
Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, Vienna;
2 ft. (61 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 4 / 2 i n . (41.9 cm)
Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, Vienna;
Accession number 81.DA.82.1-.2
confiscated by the T h i r d Reich i n M a r c h
P R O V E N A N C E
1938; restituted to the Baroness Clarice
Francois-Ferdinand-Joseph Godefroy, Paris
de Rothschild, Vienna, i n 1947; [Frank
(sold, H o t e l de B u l l i o n , Paris, November 15,
Partridge and Sons, L t d . , L o n d o n , 1950];
1785, lot 238 bis, to [?] Harcourt); Espirito
purchased by J. Paul Getty for Sutton Place,
Santo Family, Portugal, and Lausanne,
Surrey; distributed by the estate o f J. Paul
Switzerland (sold circa 1976); [Didier Aaron,
Getty to the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Inc., N e w York].
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Paul Wescher, "French Furniture o f the
W i l s o n , "Acquisitions 1981," no. 3, pp. 71-73,
Eighteenth Century i n the J. Paul Getty
illus.; W i l s o n , Selections, no. 31, pp. 62-63,
Museum," Art Quarterly 18, no. 2 (Summer
illus. figs 14-15; Handbook 1986, p. 170,
1955), pp. 121-122; Verlet et al., Chefi
illus. (one); Pradére, Les Ebénistes, no. 238
d'oeuvre, p. 120, illus.; Getty, Collecting,
bis, p. 250.
p. 150, illus.; Hans H u t h , Lacquer of the
West: The History of a Craft and an Industry,
i$$o-i9$o (Chicago and L o n d o n , 1971), cap­
tion p. 145, fig. 234; Kjellberg,
Dictionnaire,
DESKS
p. 273; Stephane Boiron, "Jacques Dubois,
maitre d u style Louis X V , "
LObjet d'arti^e
L'Estampille-
4 0 . Desk (bureau
(June 1990), pp. 42-59,
"Mazarin")
Paris, after 1692-circa 1700
illus. p. 56.
O a k and walnut veneered w i t h brass,
tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, pewter,
copper, ebony, painted and unpainted horn,
39. Pair of Corner Cupboards
and painted paper; silvered-bronze mounts;
Paris, circa 1765
One of a pair
By Pierre Gamier
39
steel key
Top engraved w i t h unidentified arms (later
Oak veneered w i t h ebony, kingwood, ama­
replacement) beneath an electoral bonnet,
ranth, boxwood, and (?) ebonized fruit-
surrounded by the Collar and the Order
wood; gilt-bronze mounts; gray-veined
o f the Toisón d'Or, supported by crowned
white marble tops
lions.
Each cupboard stamped P. GARNIER
on top
Height: 2 ft. 3% i n . (70.5 cm); W i d t h :
o f carcass. One incised / o n top o f carcass,
2 ft. 11 i n . (89 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 8 i n . (51 cm)
4 on the other.
Accession number 8 7 . D A . 7 7
F R E N C H
D E S K S
P R O V E N A N C E
M a x Emanuel, Elector o f Bavaria (16621726); Captain Thomas Leyland, L o n d o n ,
circa 1854; W i l l i a m Cornwallis West, R u t h i n
Castle, Denbighshire; by descent around
1917 to his daughter, Mary-Theresa Olivia,
Princess o f Pless; D a v i d Style, Esq. (sold,
Christie's, Wateringbury Place, Maidstone,
Kent, June 1,1978, lot 545); private collec­
tion, L o n d o n (sold, Sotheby's, Monaco,
June 21,1987, lot 1097).
E X H I B I T I O N S
L o n d o n , Gore House, Kensington, French
Decorative Arts, 1854, lent by Captain Leyland; L o n d o n , The South Kensington
Museum, Special Exhibition of Works of
Art of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and More
Recent Periods, June 1862, no. 812, lent by
Captain Leyland.
40
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
T. A . Strange, French Interiors:
Decoration,
Furniture,
Woodwork and Allied
Arts
(London, circa 1920), p. 1467; Sotheby's
Art at Auction ιρ86~ιρ8γ (London, 1987),
p. 262, illus.; "Acquisitions/1987,"
GettyMusJ
16 (1988), no. 66, pp. 176-177, illus.;
Jean-Nérée Ronfort and Jean-Dominique
Augarde, "Le Maitre d u Bureau de l'Electeur," LEstampille-LObjet
dart 243 (January
1991), pp. 4*~74> illus. p. 59.
Top
40
35
36
F R E N C H
DESKS
4i
4 1 . Double Desk
42
M a r c h 27,1772, and also i n the inventory
E X H I B I T I O N S
Paris, circa 1750
after his o w n death, March 17,1777 (sold,
Paris, H o t e l de la Monnaie, Louis XV: Un
By Bernard I I van Risenburgh
September 1,1777, Paris); purchased by his
Moment de perfection de Van frangais, 1974,
no. 430, pp. 327-328, illus.
Oak veneered w i t h tulipwood, kingwood,
nephew and heir Louis-Balthazar Dange
and amaranth; gilt-bronze mounts
de Bagneux {fermier general,
Stamped J ME B. V.R.B. JME underneath
recorded i n the inventory after his death
and o n interior o f carcass. Underside o f
i n 1795; by inheritance to his wife Anne-
carcass bears several red wax seals o f the
Marie Samson and recorded i n her inven­
Duke o f Argyll.
tory after death; by descent to her daughter
IJ39-IJ94),
Height: 3 ft. 6 / 2 i n . (107.8 cm); W i d t h :
Marie-Emilie-Fran9oise Dange, married
5 ft. 2% i n . (158.7 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 9 /s i n .
to Augustin Creuzé, i n rue Saint-Honoré
(84.7 cm)
[information: P. Leperlier]; Dukes o f Argyll,
Accession number 7 0 . D A . 8 7
Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland, by (?)
3
the early nineteenth century (sold by Ian,
P R O V E N A N C E
(?) Fran9ois Balthazar Dange, fermier
general, H o t e l de Villemare, Place Ven­
dóme, Paris, recorded i n the inventory
after the death o f his wife Anne (née Jarry),
n t h D u k e o f Argyll, 19 51); Sir Robert Abdy,
Bt., L o n d o n , 1951; [Rosenberg and Stiebel,
Inc., N e w York, 1952]; purchased by J. Paul
Getty, 1952.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Paul Wescher, "French Furniture o f the
Eighteenth C e n t u r y i n the J. Paul Getty
M u s e u m , " Art Quarterly \%, no. 2 (Summer
1955), p. 121, illus. p. 78; Jean Meuvret and
Claude Frégnac, Les Ebénistes du
XVIII
e
Steele frangais (Paris, 1963), p. 78, illus.;
Gerald Messadié, "J. Paul Getty, M a l i b u ,
California," Great Private
Collections,
Douglas Cooper, ed. (Zurich, 1963),
pp. 180-191, illus. p. 188; Verlet et al.,
Chefs d'oeuvre, pp. 116-117, illus.; Claude
Frégnac, Les Styles frangais (Paris, 1975), p i . 4;
Pierre Verlet, Les Meubles frangais du
XVTII
Steele (Paris, 1982), p. 27, p i . 3 (detail);
W i l s o n , Selections, no. 22, pp. 44-45, illus.;
e
F R E N C H
"The Great Collections," French
Connec­
SECRETAIRES
P R O V E N A N C E
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
tions: Scotland and the Arts of France (Edin­
Paul Wescher, "French Furniture o f the
[Rosenberg and Stiebel, Inc., N e w York];
burgh, 1985), p. 66, fig. 30;
Eighteenth Century i n the J. Paul Getty
purchased by J. Paul Getty, 1951.
Handbook1986,
p. 160, illus.; Pierre Cabanne, L'Art du
XVTII
e
siecle (Paris, 1987), p. 97, illus.;
Kjellberg, Dictionnaire,
pp. 135,139, illus.
p. 130; Pierre Verlet, French Furniture of
Museum," Art Quarterly 18, no. 2 (Summer
1955), p. 125, illus. p. 133; Gerald Messadié,
"J. Paul Getty, M a l i b u , California," Great
Private Collections, Douglas Cooper, ed.
the Eighteenth Century, Penelope Hunter-
(Zurich, 1963), pp. 180-191, illus. p. 186;
Stiebel, transí. (Charlottesville, 1991), fig. 3
Verlet et al., Chefi d'oeuvre, p. 131, illus.;
opposite p. 16; Handbook 1991, p. 176, illus.
Getty, Collecting, illus. p. 161; U l r i c h Leben,
"Die Werkstatt Bernard Molitors," Kunst
und Antiquitäten
illus. p. 52, fig. 1; U l r i c h Leben, Bernard
4 2 . Rolltop Desk
Molitor (i/tf-1833):
Paris, circa 1785-1788
By Bernard M o l i t o r . Some mounts cast by
the bronzier Fran9ois Rémond after designs
by Gambier
O a k veneered w i t h mahogany and lacquer;
gilt-bronze mounts; griotte de Flandre
marble top
Stamped B. MOLITOR
4 (1987), pp. 52-60, detail
Leben und Werk, eines
Pariser Kunsttischlers, P h . D . diss. (Bonn,
1989), p. 108; Kjellberg,
Dictionnaire,
p. 582; U l r i c h Leben, Molitor: Ebéniste
the Ancien Regime to the Bourbon
from
Restoration
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Paul Wescher, "French Furniture o f the
Eighteenth Century i n the J. Paul Getty
Museum," Art Quarterly 18, no. 2 (Summer
1955), p. 122, illus. p. 130; Gerald Messadié,
"J. Paul Getty, M a l i b u , California," Great
Private Collections, Douglas Cooper, ed.
(Zurich, 1963), pp. 180-191, illus. p. 189;
Verlet et al., Chefs d'oeuvre, p. 121, illus.;
Getty, Collecting, p. 151, illus.; Kjellberg,
Dictionnaire,
p. 273; Stephane Boiron,
"Jacques Dubois, maitre d u style Louis XV,"
LEstampille-LObjet
d'am$6
(June 1990),
pp. 42-59, illus. p. 56.
(London, 1992), p. 153, no. 70, pp. 190-191,
figs. 8-9, 81-82,154.
o n l i p o f one
interior drawer.
Height: 4 ft. 6 i n . (137 cm); W i d t h :
5 ft. n*4 i n . (181 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 10% i n .
(87 cm)
Accession number 6 7 . D A . 9
P R O V E N A N C E
SECRETAIRES
4 3 . Secretaire
Paris, circa 1755
By Jacques Dubois
(?) Louis X V I , listed i n the inventory o f the
Oak veneered w i t h panels o f red Chinese
Chateau de Saint-Cloud, an I I (1793-1794);
lacquer and painted w i t h vernis Martin;
[Vandyck, L o n d o n ] (offered for sale,
gilt-bronze mounts; breche dAlep top
Christie's, L o n d o n , M a y 16, 1800, lot 101,
Stamped I . DUB OIS and J ME at rear on
and again February 12,1801, l o t 70, bought
right upright.
in); (?) Octavius E. Coope, London;
Height: 3 ft. 4 / 2 i n . (102.8 cm); W i d t h :
M o r t i m e r L . Schiff, N e w York (sold by
3 ft. 9 i n . (114.3 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 3/8 i n .
his heir John L . Schiff, Christie's, London,
(38.4 cm)
June 22,1938, l o t 59); purchased at that sale
Accession number 65.DA.3
by J. Paul Getty.
43
37
38
F R E N C H
S E C R E T A I R E S
P R O V E N A N C E
P R O V E N A N C E
M r s . O r m e W i l s o n (sold by her executors,
Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild,
Parke-Bernet, N e w York, March 25,1949,
M e n t m o r e Towers, Buckinghamshire, late
lot 339); Paul Rosenberg, Paris; [Didier
nineteenth century; Hannah de Rothschild
Aaron, Inc., N e w York, 1984].
(Countess ofRosebery, wife o f the 5th Earl,
married 1878, died 1890), Mentmore
E X H I B I T I O N S
N e w York, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum,
Writing and Reading, September 1981January 1982; Richmond, Virginia, Experts
Choice: One Thousand Years of the Art Trade,
A p r i l 22-June 12,1983, p. 131, illus., lent by
Didier Aaron, Inc.
Towers, Buckinghamshire; Albert Primrose,
6 t h Earl o f Rosebery, M e n t m o r e Towers,
Buckinghamshire; N e i l Primrose, 7th Earl o f
Rosebery, M e n t m o r e Towers, Buckingham­
shire (sold, Sotheby's, M e n t m o r e Towers,
M a y 18, 1977, l o t 24); private collection,
L o n d o n , 1977; [Mallett's, L o n d o n ] .
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Bremer-David, "Acquisitions 1984," no. 4,
pp. 81-83, illus.; "Acquisitions/i984,"
GettyMusJvt,
(1985), no. 62, p. 181, illus.;
Jean-Dominique Augarde, "1749 Joseph
Baumhauer, ébéniste privilegié du roí,"
44
UEstampille 204 (June 1987), pp. 15-45,
figs, ι, 36; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, no. 53,
44. Secretaire
p. 245; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, p. 450, illus.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Philippe Jullian, "Mentmore,"
Connaissance
des arts 303 ( M a y 1977), p. 82, illus.; W i l s o n ,
"Acquisitions 1982," no. 12, pp. 56-60,
figs. 79, 81-84; W i l s o n , Selections, no. 37,
pp. 56-57, illus.; Pradére, Les Ebénistes,
p. 334, illus. p. 337, fig. 392; Kjellberg,
Dictionnaire,
illus. p. 509.
p. 448.
Paris, circa 1765-1770
By Joseph Baumhauer
Oak veneered w i t h tulipwood, amaranth,
ebony, and boxwood; gilt-bronze mounts;
(?) portor d'ltalie top
Stamped JOSEPH
between two
fleur-de-lys
three times, twice o n the left forecorner and
once o n the right forecorner.
Height: 4 ft. 6 i n . (137 cm); W i d t h :
3 ft. 5 i n . (104 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 3 i n . (38 cm)
Accession number 84.DA.969
45. Secretaire
Paris, circa 1770
A t t r i b u t e d to Jean-Fran$ois Leleu
O a k veneered w i t h amaranth, ebony, kingw o o d , tulipwood, boxwood, and burr
amboyna; gilt-bronze mounts; steel fittings;
breche dAlep top
Inked ijyo inside the carcass. Label printed
Earl ofRosebery pasted on back.
Height: 3 ft. 6Ys i n . (107.3 cm); W i d t h :
3 ft. 11Y4 i n . (120 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 5% i n .
(43.6 cm)
Accession number 82.DA.81
45
F R E N C H
S E C R E T A I R E S
Bullion, Paris, November 15-19,1784,
gilt-bronze mounts; white marble top
lot 171, for 860 livres to Desmarest); Joseph-
Stamped M. CARLIN
Francois de Paule, marquis de Vaudreuil,
lower back. A l l the plaques except for two
Paris (sold under the direction o f Le B r u n
o f the spandrels are painted i n blue on their
i n the Grande Salle, rue de Cléry, Paris,
reverses w i t h the crossed Z's o f the Sevres
and JME twice on
November 26,1787, lot 368, for 1,305 livres
manufactory. O n all but the central frieze
to Lerouge); [Kraemer et Cie, Paris, early
plaque the crossed Z's enclose the date letter
1960s]; M m e Jorge Ortiz-Linares, Paris
X f o r 1775; the circular plaque bears the
(offered for sale, Sotheby's, Monaco,
painter's mark i n blue o f P' for Pierre le
June 14,1982, lot 423, bought i n ) ; [ B . Fabre
jeune, and i n black, 216; two spandrel and
et Fils, Paris].
the two frieze plaques bear the painter's
mark i n blue. T h e central frieze plaque
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Gillian W i l s o n , "A Secretaire by PhilippeClaude M o n t i g n y , " GettyMusJ14 (1986),
pp. 121-126, figs, ι, 4, 7; "Acquisitions/1985,"
GettyMusJ 14 (1986), no. 200, p. 246, illus.;
bears the gilder's mark LG i n gold, partly
rubbed. Rothschild inventory numbers each
chalked twice on back o f carcass: KKU 859,
AR 542, Ivll20,
and 3.
Jean-Dominique Augarde, "1749 Joseph
Baumhauer, ébéniste privilegié d u r o i , "
LEstampille
204 (June 1987), p. 30; Pradére,
"Boulle, d u Louis X I V sous Louis X V I , "
46
LEstampille-LObjet
dart o (June 1987),
pp. 56-67,118, illus.; Pradére, Les Ebénistes,
46. Secretaire
p. 305, illus. p. 307, fig. 347; Handbook 1991,
p. 190, illus.
Paris, circa 1770-1775
By Philippe-Claude M o n t i g n y
O a k and pine veneered w i t h tortoiseshell,
brass, pewter, and ebony bandings; giltbronze mounts
Stamped on the back MONTIGNY
JME.
Height: 4 ft. 7% i n . (141.5 cm); W i d t h :
2 ft. 9 i n . (84.5 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 3% i n .
(40.3 cm)
Accession number 85.DA.378
Paris, circa 1775
By M a r t i n Carlin, circular Sevres porcelain
plaque painted by Jean-Jacques Pierre le
jeunc, two o f the frieze plaques and two o f
the spandrel plaques painted by Claude
Couturier; central frieze plaque gilded by
Etienne-Henri Le Guay.
P R O V E N A N C E
Monsieur de Billy, Paris (sold through the
marchand-mercierA.-].
47. Secretaire
Paillet, H o t e l de
Oak veneered w i t h kingwood, boxwood,
and ebony, incised w i t h colored mastics;
set w i t h eight soft-paste porcelain plaques;
47
39
AO
F R E N C H
SECRETAIRES
Height: 3 ft. 11% i n . (120 cm); W i d t h :
(February 1986), pp. 384-395; Savill, Sévres,
[Frank Partridge and Sons, L t d . , L o n d o n ,
3 ft. ι i n . (94 cm); Depth: 1 ft. \% i n . (34 cm)
vol. 2, pp. 612, 877, 879; η. 45, p. 613;
1972]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
Accession number 65.DA.2
n n . 45-46, p. 901; Pradére, Les Ebénistes,
no. 29, p. 356; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire,
P R O V E N A N C E
Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, Vienna,
by 1903; Baron Alphonse de Rothschild,
Vienna; confiscated by the T h i r d Reich
i n M a r c h 1938; restituted to the Baroness
Clarice de Rothschild, Vienna, i n 1947 and
sent to N e w York shortly afterward (sold
p. 162; Daniel Alcouffe, "Secretaire ä
abbattant," Louvre: Nouvelles acquisitions
du department des objets d'art,
ip8$-ip8p
(Paris, 1990), no. 71, p. 154, illus.; Sassoon,
Vincennes and Sevres Porcehin, no. 35,
pp. 174-176, illus. pp. 175-177.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Jean Nicolay, LArt et h Maniere des Maitres
Ebénistes frangais au XVIII
eme
siecle (Paris,
1956), p. 153, illus.; Ε J. B. Watson, Louis
XVI Furniture (London, i 9 6 0 ) , no. 89, illus.;
Jean Meuvret and Claude Frégnac, Les
Ebénistes du XVIII
e
siécle frangais (Paris,
1963), p. 221, illus.; F. Lewis Hinckley,
privately, 1950); [Rosenberg and Stiebel,
A Directory of Antique French
Inc., N e w York, 1950]; purchased by J. Paul
1735-1800 (New York, 1967), p. 69, illus.
Furniture
48. Secretaire
Getty,1950.
Paris, circa 1775
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild,
Notizen
über einige meiner Kunstgegenstände (1903),
no. 319, p. 128; Paul Wescher, "French Fur­
niture o f the Eighteenth Century i n the
J. Paul Getty Museum," Art Quarterly 18,
no. 2 (Summer 1955), p. 131, illus. p. 134;
Charles Packer, French Furniture by the
Master Ebénistes (Newport, M o n m o u t h ­
shire, 1956), p. 59, fig. 175A; Verlet et al.,
Chef d'oeuvre, p. 127, illus.; Getty, Collecting,
By Rene Dubois
Oak veneered w i t h kingwood, tulipwood,
and lemonwood; incised w i t h colored
mastics; set w i t h mother-of-pearl; giltbronze mounts; white marble top
Stamped I.DUBOIS
and JMEon
back.
Height: 5 ft. 3 i n . (160 cm); W i d t h :
2 ft. 3 /8 i n . (70.2 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 1% i n .
5
(33.7 cm)
Accession number 7 2 . D A . 6 0
p. 156, illus. p. 157; Michael Stürmer,
P R O V E N A N C E
Handwerk
Sir Richard Wallace, Paris; Lady Wallace,
Möbelkunst
und höfische Kultur:
Europäische
im 18. Jahrhundert ( M u n i c h ,
Paris, by inheritance, 1890; Sir John Murray
1982), p. 47, illus.; Adrian Sassoon, "Sevres
Scott, L o n d o n , by inheritance, 1897 (sold
Plaques," Techniques of the Worlds Great
after his death, Christie's, London, June 24,
Masters of Pottery and Ceramics, Hugo
1913, lot 54); Ε . M . Hodgkins; [Jacques
Morley-Fletcher, ed. (Oxford, 1984),
Seligmann, Paris]; Henry Walters, N e w
pp. 62-63, illus.; Gisela Zick, "Die russische
York (sold by his widow, Parke-Bernet,
Wahrsagerin, E i n Tisch für Marie Karoline
N e w York, A p r i l 26,1941, lot 712); Baron
von Neapel," Kunst und Antiquitäten
and Baroness Cassel van D o o m , Paris (sold,
4-5
(1984), pp. 36-52, p l . 4, p. 39; Reinier J.
Galerie Jean Charpentier, Paris, March 9,
Baarsen, "Rond een Nederlandse Lodewijk
1954, lot 90); Guedes de Souza, Paris;
XVI secretaire op H e t Loo," Antiek 7
48
F R E N C H
Stamped C. C.SAUNIER
stamped F.DURAND
S E C R E T A I R E S
o n upper back;
Fils o n side rail o f the
stand. A l l o f the plaques painted on their
reverses w i t h the blue crossed Z's o f the
Sevres manufactory; on the two front
plaques the crossed Z's enclose the date
letter Y for 1776, and below is the painter's
mark o f three dots for Tandart; on the two
side plaques the crossed L s are flanked by
the date letter Y for 1776 and the painter's
mark Ffor Bouillat; each plaque bears the
gilder's mark BD i n gold. Each plaque bears
a paper price label (only one intact) printed
w i t h crossed Z's and inked 132 [livres].
Inscribed i n pencil Saunier le Jeune
iyyó
on carcass.
50
Height: 4 ft. i /s i n . (126.8 cm); W i d t h :
7
2 ft. 4 /8 i n . (72.8 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 4 /s i n .
5
5
(42.2 cm)
Paris, circa 1777
Accession number 6 7 . D A . 7
49
49. Secretaire
Paris, circa 1776 w i t h early twentiethcentury stand
By Claude-Charles Saunier, replaced
stand by F. D u r a n d fils; t w o o f the Sevres
50. Secretaire
By M a r t i n Carlin; the large Sevres plaques
P R O V E N A N C E
painted by Edme-Fran9ois Bouillat and the
(?) Prince Narishkine, N e w York; H e n r y
two smaller Sevres porcelain plaques i n the
Walters, N e w York (sold by his widow,
fall front painted by Raux fils amé
Parke-Bernet, N e w York, M a y 3, 1941,
Oak veneered w i t h tulipwood, satinwood,
lot 1399); purchased at that sale by J. Paul
amaranth, and ebony; set w i t h five soft-paste
Getty, through [Duveen].
porcelain plaques; enameled metal; giltbronze mounts; white marble top
porcelain plaques painted by Jean-Baptiste
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Tandart and t w o by Edmé-Fran$ois
Paul Wescher, "French Furniture o f the
Bouillat; all four plaques gilded by Fran9ois
Eighteenth Century i n the J. Paul Getty
Baudouin pere
Museum," Art Quarterly 18, no. 2 (Summer
Oak veneered w i t h t u l i p w o o d and ama­
1955), p. 131; Charles Packer, Paris
ranth; set w i t h four soft-paste porcelain
by the Master Ebénistes (Newport, M o n ­
plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; white
mouthshire, 1956), fig. 162; Savill, Sevres,
marble top
vol. 2, n . 45, p. 613; Sassoon, Vincennes and
Furniture
Sevres Porcelain, no. 37, pp. 181-182, illus.
pp. 182-183.
Stamped M. CARLIN
and JME twice under
the drawer front. A l l porcelain plaques
painted on their reverses w i t h the blue
crossed L s o f the Sevres manufactory. O n
the two large plaques the crossed Z's are
flanked by a F o n each side: one is the date
letter for 1776, the other is the painter's
mark; the two small plaques are each
painted i n black w i t h the painter's mark
41
42
F R E N C H
SECRETAIRES
o f a circle o f dots; the long plaque i n the
pp. 42-43, illus.; W i l s o n , Selections, no. 39,
frieze bears an unidentified painter's mark i n
pp. 78-79; Handbook 1986, p. 175, illus.;
blue and the date letter Ζ for 1777 w i t h a
Frederic Edelmann, "Musée Getty, Le Trust
paper price label printed w i t h crossed L s
de Γ art," Beaux-arts magazine (September
and inked 3a[livres]; the small plaque on
1987), no. 49, illus. p. 75; Savill, Sevres,
the right bears the date letter Ζ for 1777 and
vol. 2, p. 877; n . 45, p. 901; vol. 3, p. 1063;
n . 3, p. 1064; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, no. 28,
the marks X a n d 10 i n gold.
Height: 3 ft. 6% i n . (107.9
c m
) ; Width:
p. 356; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, p. 160;
3 ft. 4 V 2 i n . (103 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 2 i n .
Sassoon, Vincennes and Sevres PorceUin,
(35.5 cm)
Accession number 8 I . D A . 8 O
no. 38, pp. 184-186, illus. pp. 184,186;
Handbook 1991, p. 192, illus.
P R O V E N A N C E
(?) D o n Francesco de Borja Alvarez de
Toledo, 16th D u k e o f Medina-Sidonia and
51. Secretaire
12th Marquess o f Villafranca; D o n Pedro
Paris, circa 1780
de Alcantara Alvarez de Toledo, 17th D u k e
A t t r i b u t e d to A d a m Weisweiler; one o f the
o f Medina-Sidonia (sold by his heir the
Sevres porcelain plaques gilded by Henry-
Marquess o f Villafranca, H o t e l D r o u o t ,
Francois Vincent lejeune
Paris, A p r i l 21,1870, lot 23); purchased at
O a k veneered w i t h amboyna and ebonized
that sale by Richard, 4th Marquess o f
wood; set w i t h five soft-paste porcelain
Hertford, Paris, through [Nieuwenhuys];
plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; white
Sir Richard Wallace, Paris, by inheritance,
marble top
1870; Lady Wallace, Paris, by inheritance,
One o f the oval plaques and the two smaller
51
1890; Sir John M u r r a y Scott, Paris, by
rectangular plaques are marked i n gold on
inheritance, 1897; Victoria, Lady Sackville,
the reverse w i t h the crossed Z's o f the Sevres
Paris, inherited 1912; [Jacques Seligmann,
manufactory, adjacent to the gilder's mark
Paris]; Baron and Baronne Edouard de
2000;
Rothschild, Paris; Baron Guy de Rothschild,
T h e central rectangular plaque and one o f
Paris, by descent; M r . and M r s . H a b i b
the oval plaques have paper Sevres price
Sabet, Paris, early 1970s.
labels printed w i t h the crossed Z's; one is
the central plaque is inscribed No353.
inked 72 [livres].
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
F. J. B. Watson, WalUce Colhction Catalogues: Furniture (London, 1956), p. 159;
W i l s o n , "Acquisitions 1981," no. 1, pp.
63-66, illus.; D o r o thee Guilleme-Brulon,
"Les Plaques en porcelaine de Sevres dans le
mobilier," ¿'Estampille 163 (November 1983),
Height: 4 ft. 1 i n . (124.5 cm); W i d t h :
P R O V E N A N C E
Jules Lowengard, Paris, before 1908; Baron
Nathaniel de Rothschild, Vienna; Baron
Alphonse de Rothschild, Vienna; confis­
cated by the T h i r d Reich i n M a r c h 1938;
restituted to the Baroness Clarice de
Rothschild, Vienna, i n 1947, and sent to
N e w York soon afterward (sold privately,
1950); [Rosenberg and Stiebel, Inc., N e w
York]; purchased by J. Paul Getty, 1950.
2 ft. $ A i n . (81.9 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 2 4 i n .
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
(37.5 cm)
Seymour de Ricci, Louis XVI
Accession number 70.DA.83
(London, 1913), p. 127, illus.; Paul Wescher,
l
3
Furniture
"French Furniture o f the Eighteenth
Century i n the J. Paul Getty Museum," Art
F R E N C H
S E C R E T A I R E S
Quarterly 18, no. 2 (Summer 1955), p. 126,
illus. p. 134; Charles Packer, Paris
Furniture
by the Master Ebénistes (Newport, M o n mouthshire, 1956), fig. 209; F. J. B. Watsoñ,
Louis XVI Furniture ( L o n d o n , 1963), no. 86,
illus.; Jean Meuvret and Claude Frégnac,
Les Ebénistes du XVIII
e
Steele frangais (Paris,
1963), p. 286, illus. (erroneously described as
being i n the M e t r o p o l i t a n Museum o f A r t ,
N e w York); Verlet et al., Chefs d'oeuvre,
p. 129, illus.; Getty, Collecting, pp. 158-159,
illus.; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire,
p. 872;
Sassoon, Vincennes and Sevres Porcehin,
no. 40, pp. 193-196, illus. pp. 194-197.
52
Secretaire
(?) Paris, circa 1780
O a k veneered w i t h satinwood, fruitwoods,
53
t u l i p w o o d , and ebony; incised w i t h mastics
T h e back o f the secretaire bears six wax seals
w i t h the date 1830 and the w o r d
CHARTE;
the back is inscribed w i t h the number
ιοόργ.
Height: 4 ft. 11% i n . (152 cm); W i d t h :
3 ft. 4 i n . (92.2 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 9% i n .
x
(55.6 cm)
Accession number 8 5 . D A . 147
P R O V E N A N C E
Two paper labels inked Hamilton
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Jean Bedel, Les Antiquités
et la brocante
(Paris, 1981), illus. o n the front and back
Height: 5 ft. 1 i n . (155 cm); W i d t h :
covers; "Acquisitions/1985,"
3 ft. 8% i n . (112.5 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 6%. i n .
GettyMusJ14
(1986), no. 210, p. 250, illus.; Pierre Ramond,
(47 cm)
Marquetry (Newtown, Connecticut, 1989),
Accession number 71. D A . 104
p. 85, illus.
P R O V E N A N C E
U n k n o w n collection, Paris, circa 1830;
George Watson Taylor, Erlestoke Mansion,
private collection, Belgium (sold, Galerie
Moderne, Brussels, M a r c h 15, 1976, lot
1305); [La Cour de Varenne, Paris, late
1970S-1982]; [Dalva Brothers, Inc., N e w
York, 1982].
Pahce
o n the back.
Devizes, Wiltshire (sold, Erlestoke M a n ­
53. Secretaire
sion, July 9 et seq., 1832, lot 26); Alexander
Paris, circa 1785
Archibald Douglas, the 10th D u k e o f
A t t r i b u t e d to Jean-Henri Riesener
H a m i l t o n and 7th D u k e o f Brandon,
Oak veneered w i t h panels o f black Japanese
H a m i l t o n Palace, Lanarkshire, Scotland;
lacquer and ebony; interior fittings o f
listed i n the Duke's Dressing R o o m i n an
mahogany; gilt-bronze mounts; black
inventory o f 1835-1840; W i l l i a m , 12th D u k e
marble top
43
44
F R E N C H
S E C R E T A I R E S
o f H a m i l t o n and 9th D u k e o f Brandon,
54. Secretaire
H a m i l t o n Palace, by descent (sold, Christies,
Paris, circa 1824
L o n d o n , July 10,1882, lot 1296, to Samson
A t t r i b u t e d to Alexandre-Louis Bellangé;
Wertheimer); Cornelius Vanderbilt I I
possibly after designs by the marchand
(1843-1899), T h e Breakers, Newport, Rhode
Philippe Claude Maelrondt
Island, by (?) the 1890s; Alice Vanderbilt
Oak veneered w i t h amaranth, thuya wood,
(1846-1934, wife o f Cornelius Vanderbilt I I ) ,
ebony, and pewter; set with twelve hard-
The Breakers, Newport, Rhode Island;
paste porcelain plaques; mirrored and
Gladys Moore Vanderbilt (Countess Laszlo
painted glass; gilt-bronze mounts; rouge
Széchényi, 1886-1965), by descent (sold
griotte marble top
by her heirs, Sotheby's, L o n d o n , Novem­
The four porcelain plaques o f the fall front
ber 26, 1971, lot 71); purchased at that sale
are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 on their reverse; the
by J. Paul Getty
gilt-bronze collars at the bases o f the legs are
numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, (?), 7, 8, p, 10 and u;
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
W i l l i a m Roberts, Memorials of Christies
(London, 1897), vol. 2, illus. facing p. 36;
Seymour de Ricci, Louis XVI
Furniture
(London, 1913), p. 147, illus.; Frances Buckland, " D i e Karriere eines Kunstschreiners:
Johann H e i n r i c h Riesener, Ebenist am Hofe
Ludwigs X V I , " Kunst und Antiquitäten
6
(1980), p. 37, illus. p. 28, fig. 7; Ronald
Freyberger, "Eighteenth-Century French
Furniture from H a m i l t o n Palace," Apollo
the feet mounts are numbered ^ t h r o u g h 12;
the leg sections are numbered / through 12.
Inscribed on carcass, under oval porcelain
plaque, Vovale ny lesporcehines
nontpoint
de marques.
Height: 5 ft. /s i n . (153.4
3
2 ft.
IO /I6
5
c m
) ; Width:
i n . (87.2 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 4% i n .
(42.6 cm)
5 4
Accession number 6 6 . D A . 1
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
P R O V E N A N C E
114, no. 238 (December 1981), pp. 407-408,
Sold by M . Lapeyriére, Receveur general
A n n e Dion-Tenenbaum, "Alexandre-Louis
illus. p. 405, p i . 20; W i l s o n , Selections,
des contributions du département
Bellangé (Attribue ä): Secretaire en cabinet
no. 41, pp. 82-83, illus.; "The Great Collec­
A p r i l 19,1825, lot 97; reputedly purchased
(d'une paire)," Un äge d'or des arts
de la Seine,
décoratifs
tions," French Connections: ScotUnd and the
at that sale by Marie-Jean-Pierre-Hubert,
1814-1848 (Galeries nationales d u Grand-
Arts of France (Edinburgh, 1985), pp. 78, 81,
due de Cambacérés, Paris; purchased from
Palais, Paris, 1991), p. 151, illus. fig. 55c;
84, illus. p. 83, fig. 47; Kjellberg, Diction­
his heirs by Charles Michel, Paris, 1938;
Denise Ledoux-Lebard, "Multiples Bei­
[W. Ball, N e w York, 1938]; purchased by
lange," Connaissance des arts
J. Paul Getty, 1938.
ber 1991), pp. 80-89, Ülus. no. 10, p. 88.
naire, p. 712, illus. p. 707.
(Decem­
F R E N C H
TABLES
Height: 4 ft. 2 % i n . (128.8 cm); W i d t h :
P R O V E N A N C E
2 ft. 10 4 i n . (87 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 2 i n .
Made for Louis XIV; (?) Dupille de Saint-
J
(35.6 cm)
Severin, Paris (sold, Paris, February 21,1785,
Accession number 63.DA.1
lot 323); [Bernard Baruch Steinitz, Paris,
1982].
P R O V E N A N C E
(?) Baron Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1874),
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Gunnersbury or N e w Court, Middlesex;
Gillian W i l s o n , "Two Newly Discovered
Leopold de Rothschild (1845-1917), H a m i l ­
Pieces o f Royal French
ton Place, L o n d o n , by 1889; E d m u n d de
di belli arti27-28
Furniture,"Antologia
(1985), pp. 61-66, illus.;
Rothschild (b. 1916), L o n d o n ; Frank Green,
"Acquisitions/1983," GettyMusJiz
Esq., Ashwick House, Dulverton, Somerset
p. 261, no. ι, illus.; Handbook 1986, p. 142,
(sold September 19,1947); [Frank Partridge
illus.; Jacques Charles et al., De Versailles
and Sons, L t d . , L o n d o n ] ; purchased by
ä Paris: Le Destín des collections royales
J. Paul Getty, October 1950.
(1984),
(Paris, 1989), illus. p. 22, fig. 12; Pradére,
Les Ebénistes, p. 47, illus. p. 46, fig. 2; Hand­
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Getty, Collecting, p. 154, illus.; Savill,
55
55. Secretaire
book 1991, p. 156, illus.
Sevres, vol. 2, p. 879, n . 49, p. 901; Sassoon,
Vincennes and Sevres Porcelain, no. 36,
pp. 178-180, illus.
(?) Paris, m i d - to late nineteenth century;
circular Sévres porcelain plaque circa 1775
O a k veneered w i t h mahogany, satinwood,
and t u l i p w o o d ; set w i t h one soft-paste and
TABLES
seven hard-paste porcelain plaques; giltbronze mounts; w h i t e marble top
Stamped LELEU—a
forged stamp for Jean-
56. Reading and Writing Table
Paris, circa 1670-1675
Fran9ois L e l e u — a n d J ME at the top right
Walnut and oak veneered w i t h ivory, blue
and left corners o f the back. Painted w i t h
painted h o r n , and ebony; gilt-bronze m o l d ­
MA under a crown, a false mark for Marie
ings; steel; modern silk velvet
Antoinette, o n back and bearing under­
Height: 2 ft. 1 i n . (63.5 cm); W i d t h :
neath a metal label stamped
ι ft. 7 / 8 i n . (48.5 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 2 i n .
PLACE.
HAMILTON
Circular porcelain plaque painted
on the reverse w i t h the blue crossed Z's o f
(35.5 cm)
Accession number 83.DA.21
the Sévres manufactory.
56
45
A6
F R E N C H
T A B L E S
57. Table
58. Table
Paris, circa 1680
Paris, circa 1680
A t t r i b u t e d to Pierre Golle
A t t r i b u t e d to André-Charles Boulle
Oak and rosewood veneered w i t h ebony,
O a k veneered w i t h tortoiseshell, pewter,
satinwood, mahogany, tortoiseshell, pewter,
brass, ebony, h o r n , ivory, boxwood, cherry,
and brass; gilded wood; gilt-bronze mounts
natural and stained sycamore, pear, thuya
One drawer bears a paper label inked
w o o d , satinwood, cedar, beech, and ama-
N.55148005.
ranth; gilt-bronze mounts
Height: 2 ft. 6/4 i n . (76.7 cm); W i d t h :
Height: 2 ft. 4 /s i n . (72 cm); W i d t h :
ι ft. 4 / 2 i n . (42 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 2% i n .
3 ft. 7/4 i n . (110.5 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 5 i n .
3
(36.1 cm)
(73.6 cm)
Accession number 82.DA.34
Accession number 71.DA.100
P R O V E N A N C E
P R O V E N A N C E
(?) Louis, Grand D a u p h i n o f France; (?)
(?) Le Despencer Family, Mereworth Castle,
H . Burgess (sold, Christies, L o n d o n ,
Kent (sold, circa 1831, to Levy, Maidstone,
M a y 30, 1899, lot 49, for £22 is.); H e n r y
Kent, £35); L o n d o n art market, 1831;
James Laird, Ardmore House, Blackheath
Richard, 2nd D u k e o f Buckingham and
Park, Middlesex (sold, Christie's, L o n d o n ,
Chandos, Stowe House, Buckinghamshire
March 19,1936, lot 147); private collection,
(sold, Christie's, Stowe House, August 15
Scotland (sold, Phillips, Glasgow, A p r i l 16,
et seq., 1848, lot 256, to [Redfern] for £59);
1981, l o t 305); [Alexander and Berendt, L t d . ,
57
L o n d o n , 1981].
W i l l i a m H u m b l e , n t h Baron W a r d (created
ist Earl o f Dudley, i860, died 1885), 1848;
W i l l i a m H u m b l e , 2nd Earl o f Dudley (died
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
1932), D u d l e y House, Park Lane, L o n d o n ;
Wilson, "Acquisitions 1982," no. 2, pp. 18-23,
Sir Joseph C. Robinson, Bt., purchased w i t h
illus.; W i l s o n , Selections, no. 5, pp. 10-11,
the contents o f D u d l e y House; D r . Joseph
illus.; Handbook 1986, p. 145, illus.; Jacques
Labia (son-in-law o f Sir Joseph C. Robin-
Charles et al., De Versailles ä Paris: Le Destín
son), L o n d o n (sold, Sotheby's, L o n d o n ,
des collections royales (Paris, 1989), illus. p. 22,
M a y 17,1963, lot 137); [Ronald Lee, L o n d o n ,
fig. 13; Handbook 1991, p. 158, illus.
Ι
97θ]ί [Alexander and Berendt, L t d . ,
L o n d o n , 1971]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
E X H I B I T I O N S
T h e Minneapolis Institute o f Arts, June 2 9 September 3,1972, no. 55.
Top
57
FRENCH TABLES
Top
58
58
Spree und Neiße (Berlin, 1978), illus. p. 27;
59. Table
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
H e n r y R. Forster, The Stowe Catalogue:
Paris, circa 1680
"Acquisitions/1983," GetiyMusJn
(1984),
Attributed to Andre-Charles Boulle
no. 2, p. 261, illus.; Pradére, Les Ebénistes,
no. 256, p. 16; Michael Stürmer,
Handwerk
Oak veneered w i t h ebony, tortoiseshell,
no. 302, p. 108.
und höfische Kultur: Europäische
Möbel­
horn, pewter, brass, ivory, boxwood, walnut,
Priced and Annotated
( L o n d o n , 1848),
kunst im 18. Jahrhundert
( M u n i c h , 1982),
satinwood or mahogany, amaranth, and
pp. 35, 215, illus.; G i l l i a n W i l s o n , "A Late
stained sycamore; gilt-bronze mounts
Seventeenth-Century French Cabinet at the
Height: 2 ft. 854 i n . (82 cm); W i d t h :
J. Paul Getty M u s e u m , " The Art
3 ft. 9% i n . (116.5 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 2 i n .
of Chicago Centennial Lecture:
Institute
Museum
Studies 10 (1983), pp. 119-131, illus.; Wilson,
(66 cm)
Accession number 83.DA.22
Selections, no. 4, pp. 8-9, illus.; Alvar
González-Palacios, 77 Tempio del gusto:
Le Arti decorative in Ltalia fra Classicismi e
barocco ( M i l a n , 1986), no. 56, p. 26, illus.;
Handbook
1986, p. 146, illus.; Pradére, Les
Ebénistes, no. 301, p. 108, illus. p. 99, fig. 56;
Handbook
1991, p. 160, illus.
P R O V E N A N C E
[Bernheimer, M u n i c h , 1920s]; Hermann,
Graf von A r n i m , Schloss Muskau, Saxony,
taken to M u n i c h , 1945.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Hermann, Graf von A r n i m and W i l l i
Boelcke, Muskau: Standesherrschaft
zwischen
59
AJ
48
F R E N C H
TABLES
61. Table (bureau pfat)
Paris, circa 1725
A t t r i b u t e d to the workshops o f AndreCharles Boulle
O a k and pine veneered w i t h satiné rouge
and amaranth; modern leather top; giltbronze mounts
Black and w h i t e chalk drawing, possibly for
a corner m o u n t , o n an interior panel.
Height: 2 ft. 6Ys i n . (76.5 cm); W i d t h :
6 ft. 7 /8 i n . (202.2 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 11Y i n .
5
4
(89.5 cm)
Accession number 6 7 . D A . 10
P R O V E N A N C E
Η. H . A . Josse, Paris (sold, Galerie Georges
6o
Petit, Paris, M a y 29,1894, lot 152); pur­
chased at that sale by Edouard Chappey,
Digby, Esq. (sold, Sotheby's, London,
Paris (sold privately after 1900); Ernest
Paris, circa 1710-1715
June 22,19 51, l o t 70); [Michel Meyer,
Cronier, Paris (sold, Galerie Georges Petit,
A t t r i b u t e d to Andre-Charles Boulle
Paris, 1985].
Paris, December 4-5, 1905, l o t 135, to
6 0 . Table (bureau ρ fat)
[Jacques Seligmann, Paris]); Fran$ois Coty,
Oak veneered w i t h tortoiseshell, ebony, and
brass; gilt-bronze mounts; leather top
Height: 2 ft. 7 % i n . (80.5 cm); W i d t h :
3 ft. 2 4 i n . (98.5 cm); D e p t h : 6 ft. 4V16 i n .
3
(195.4 cm)
Accession number 85.DA.23
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Paris (sold, Galerie Jean Charpentier, Paris,
"Le Meuble Boulle," Connaissance des arts 2
(April 1952), p. 20; Stephane Faniel et al.,
Le XVIII
e
siecle frangais (Collection Connais­
sance des arts, Paris, 1958), p. 60, fig. 6;
"Acquisitions/1985," GettyMusJiA
November 30-December 1,1936, lot 84,
to [ B . Fab re et Fils, Paris]); confiscated by
the T h i r d Reich, 1940-1945; [Cameron, L o n ­
don, 1949]; purchased b y J. Paul Getty, 1949.
(1986),
P R O V E N A N C E
no. 193, p. 243, illus.; Pradére, Les Ebénistes,
Alexandre de Flahaut, comte de la Billar-
no. 82, p. 102, illus. p. 78, fig. 27.
E X H I B I T I O N S
Paris, "Le M o b i l i e r ä travers les ages aux
derie, or Charles Claude de Flahaut, comte
grand et Petit Palais," Exposition
d'Angiviller, Paris; by descent to Auguste-
de ιροο, no. 2904; Paris, Exposition
Charles-Joseph (178 5-1870), comte de
spective de Van frangais des origines ä 1800,
Flahaut de la Billarderie, Paris, and French
1900, p. 299, illus. p. 188.
ambassador to England 1860-1862; by
descent to E m i l y de Flahaut, Baroness Keith
and Nairne, Paris and L o n d o n ; (?) Lady
E m i l y Fitzmaurice, L o n d o n ; Α. Ε . H .
universelle
retro­
F R E N C H
TABLES
62
61
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
decoration, mobilier (Paris, 1966), no. 133,
P R O V E N A N C E
Alfred de Champeaux, Portefeuille des arts
pp. 168-169, illus.; Claude Frégnac, Les
Jane, Countess o f Westmorland (wife o f the
décoratifs yeme année (Paris, 1884-1885),
Styles frangais, vol. 1 (Paris, 1975), p. 179,
10th Earl, married 1800, died 1857), Cotter-
pi. 578; Emile Molinier, Histoire genérale des
illus.; W i l s o n , Selections, no. 10, pp. 20-21,
stock H a l l , Northamptonshire, from the
arts appliques ä Tindustrie du XV
illus.
late eighteenth century; Lieutenant Colonel
e
XVIII
e
a la fin du
siecle, v o l . 3, Le Mobilier au XVII
e
au XVIII
e
H o n . H e n r y Fane (son o f Jane, Countess
et
o f Westmorland; died 1857), Cotterstock
siecle (Paris, 1896), illus. p. 99;
Frantz M a r c o u and Emile Moliner, Cata­
logue officiel illustre de Texposition retro­
spective de l'art frangais des origines ä 1800
(Paris, 1900), illus. pp. 113-114 and fol. 60;
Marie-Juliette Ballot, Charles Cressent:
Sculpteur, ébéniste, collectionneur, Archives
de Vart frangais: Nouvellepériode
10 (Paris,
1919), pp. 113-114,136-137,145; A d o l f
Feulner, Kunstgeschichte des Möbels seit
dem Altertum
(Berlin, 1927), p. 314; Getty,
Collecting, pp. 142-143, illus.; Pierre Verlet,
La Maison du XVIII
e
siecle en France:
Société,
6 2 . Writing and Card Table
Paris, circa 1725
Oak and pine veneered w i t h satiné rouge
and kingwood; walnut drawers; gilt-bronze
mounts; modern silk velvet
Closed Height: 2 ft. 6Y i n . (76.8 cm);
4
W i d t h : 3 ft. 3% i n . (101.3 cm); D e p t h :
ι ft. 8%. i n . (51.4 cm); Opened Height:
2 ft. 5/8 i n . (74 cm); W i d t h : 3 ft. 3% i n .
(101.3 cm); Depth: 3 ft. 4 i n . (101.6 cm)
Accession number 75.DA.2
H a l l ; H e n r y Dundas, 5th Viscount Melville
(cousin o f H o n . H e n r y Fane, died 1904),
Cotterstock H a l l ; Dundas family, Melville
Castle, Scotland, u n t i l 1967; [Alexander and
Berendt, L t d . , L o n d o n ] ; [French and Co.,
N e w York]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
49
50
F R E N C H
TABLES
64
63
63. Table (bureau pfat)
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
P R O V E N A N C E
Paris, circa 1735
Alexandre Benois, "La collection de Μ .
(?) Empress Elizabeth o f Russia, given to her
Attributed to the workshops o f Andre-
Utheman ä St.-Petersbourg," Starye gody
by Louis X V , 1745, or purchased by C o u n t
Charles Boulle
(April 1908), p. 181, illus.; Getty, Collecting,
Vorontsov, St. Petersburg, i n Paris, 1745;
Oak veneered w i t h tulipwood; modern
p. 143, illus. p. 142; Alexandre Pradére, "Le
Empress Catherine I I o f Russia by descent,
leather top; gilt-bronze mounts
Maítre aux Pagodes,"
1762, or purchased w i t h the Vorontsov
Height: 2 ft. 7% i n . (81 cm); W i d t h :
d'artz<)6 (March 1992), pp. 22-44,
6 ft. 4% i n . (193.7
p. 35, fig. 17, p. 36, and no. 22, p. 43.
c m
) ; D e p t h : 3 ft. 1/2 i n .
LEstampille-LObjet
n m s
-
(95.2 cm)
Cabinet de la Souveraine, Chinese Palace,
Accession number 55.DA.3
P R O V E N A N C E
Oranienbaum (near St. Petersburg), by
1904; [Duveen Brothers, N e w York, 1935];
64. Table (bureau plat)
A n n a T h o m s o n Dodge, Rose Terrace,
Ε Ε Uthemann, St. Petersburg, late nine­
Paris, circa 1745-1749
teenth century; i n Helsinki by 19 21; E d i t h
A t t r i b u t e d to Joseph Baumhauer
and Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968),
Oak veneered w i t h satiné rouge; modern
London; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, by 1935
leather top; gilt-bronze mounts
loan, 1921-1923.
(sold, Christie's, L o n d o n , June 24,1971, l o t
98); purchased at that sale by J. Paul Getty.
A l l mounts stamped w i t h the crowned Cfor
E X H I B I T I O N S
1745-1749·
St. Petersburg, Exposition
Height: 2 ft. γΥιβ i n . (78.9 cm); W i d t h :
d'objets d'art ä Saint-Petersbourg, 1904,
5 ft.
pp. 229, 231, illus. p. 232.
E X H I B I T I O N S
Oslo, Norway, T h e Nasjonalgalleriet, o n
Palace; Helen, Duchess o f MecklenburgStrelitz (Princess o f Saxe-Altenburg),
i n . (181.3 cm); Depth: 3 ft. 3 /s i n .
5
II /S
(100.7
3
c
m
)
Accession number 71. D A . 9 5
retrospective
F R E N C H
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Height: 2 ft. 7 i n . (78.7 cm); W i d t h :
Denis Roche, Le Mobilier frangais en Russie
5 ft. 4 / 2 i n . (163.8 cm); Depth: 2 ft. j A i n .
3
(Paris, 1912), v o l . 1, p l . 18; Duveen and Co.,
(79.6 cm)
A Catalogue of Works of Art of the Eighteenth
Accession number 7 8 . D A . 8 4
Century in the Collection of Anna
TABLES
Thomson
Dodge (Detroit, 1933), p. ix, illus.; Andre
Boutemy, "L'Ebéniste Joseph Baumhauer,"
Connaissance des arts 157 (March 1965), illus.
p. 88; Jean-Dominique Augarde, "1749
Joseph Baumhauer, ébéniste privilegié d u
P R O V E N A N C E
Henry Hirsch, L o n d o n (sold, Christie s,
London, June 11,1931, lot 171); [J. M .
Botibol, London, 1931]; purchased by
J. Paul Getty, 1931.
roi," LEstampille 204 (June 1987), pp. 15-45,
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
fig. 3; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, no. 27, p. 245.
Andre Boutemy, "B.V.R.B. et la morphologie
de son style," Gazette des beaux-arts 49
(March 1957), pp. 165-167; Barry Shifman,
65. Table
"A Newly-Found Table by Edward Holmes
{bureaupfa)
Baldock," Apollo 119 (January 1984),
Paris, circa 1745-1749
66
pp. 38-42, illus.; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire,
By Bernard I I van Risenburgh
O a k veneered w i t h t u l i p w o o d and ebony;
p. 139.
modern leather top; gilt-bronze mounts
Stamped B. V.R.B. underneath. Some o f the
mounts stamped w i t h the crowned Cfor
66. Mechanical Writing and Toilet Table
Paris, circa 1750
1745-1749·
By Jean-Fran$ois Oeben
Oak veneered w i t h tulipwood, amaranth,
satiné rouge, kingwood, and various stained
woods; iron mechanism; gilt-bronze mounts
Stamped J.F.OEBEN
Height: 2 ft. 4V4 i n . (73 cm); W i d t h :
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
2 ft. 5/8 i n . (73.9 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 2 % i n .
Verlet et al., Chef d'oeuvre, p. 123, illus.;
(37.8 cm)
Andre Boutemy, "Jean-Francois Oeben
Accession number 7 0 . D A . 8 4
Méconnu," Gazette des beaux-arts 63 (April
P R O V E N A N C E
65
66
Top
zná JME underneath.
[B. Fabre et Fils, Paris]; [Cameron, L o n d o n ] ;
purchased by J. Paul Getty, 1949.
1964), pp. 207-224, illus. p. 215, fig. 23;
Getty, Collecting, p. 153, illus.; Kjellberg,
Dictionnaire,
p. 619.
51
52
F R E N C H
T A B L E S
6j. Writing and Toilet Table
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Paris, circa 1754
W i l s o n , Selections, no. 27, pp. 54-55, illus.;
By Jean-Francois Oeben
Handbook 1986, p. 166, illus.; Pradére, Les
O a k veneered w i t h kingwood, tulipwood,
Ebénistes, illus. p. 255, fig. 264; Kjellberg,
amaranth, boxwood, sycamore, pear, satin-
Dictionnaire,
wood, lemon, padouk, and stained horn­
illus.
p. 619; Handbook 1991, p. 182,
beam; leather; silk fabric lining; gilt-bronze
mounts
Stamped J . Ε OEBEN
twice underneath
table and inscribed i n i n k No. 4. Label
underneath table printed Mrs John D.
Rockefeller, Jr.; label inside drawer inked
C. 64781J. D. RJ /10
NR
West Fifty
fourth
Street, New York.
Height: 2 ft. 4 i n . (71.1 cm); W i d t h :
2 ft. 7 / 2 i n . (80 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 4 % i n .
6?
(42.8 cm)
Accession number 71.DA. 103
68. Writing Table
Paris, circa 1755
By Bernard I I van Risenburgh
O a k and pine veneered w i t h t u l i p w o o d ,
k i n g w o o d , amaranth, and laburnum;
modern leather panel; gilt-bronze mounts
Stamped B. V.R.B, and J ME twice under the
front rail. A label pasted underneath printed
Londesborough under a coronet. Another
label printed J . J .ALLEN,
P R O V E N A N C E
Depositories, LONDON
John George M u r r a y (1871-1917), Marquess
Countess
Ltd.,
Furniture
and stenciled
Londesborough.
o f Tullibardine, 8th Duke o f A t h o l l , Scot­
land; M a r y Gavin ( H o n . M r s . Robert
Baillie-Hamilton), by inheritance; Lady
Harvey, London, by inheritance; [Lewis
and Simmons, Paris]; Judge Elbert H . Gary,
N e w York (sold, American A r t Association,
Top
A p r i l 21,1928, lot 272, when the above
67
provenance was given); [Duveen Brothers,
N e w York]; [Raymond Kraemer, Paris];
Martha Baird (Mrs. John D . Rockefeller, Jr.)
(sold, Parke-Bernet, N e w York, October 23,
1971, lot 712); [The Antique Porcelain Co.,
N e w York]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
68
F R E N C H
70.
Height: 2 ft. 5 / 2 i n . (74.9 cm); W i d t h :
3 ft. i A
7
i n . (96.2
cm);
T A B L E S
Card Table
Paris, circa 1760
D e p t h : 1 ft. i o / i 6 i n .
n
By Jean-Fran$ois Oeben
(57.6 cm)
Oak veneered w i t h tulipwood, kingwood,
Accession number 6 5 . D A . 1
and green stained burr wood; modern baize
P R O V E N A N C E
lining; gilt-bronze mounts
Lady Grace Adelaide Fane (Countess o f
Stamped J.EOEBEN
Londesborough, wife o f the 2nd Earl,
beneath.
Height: 2 ft. 3% i n . (70.5 cm); W i d t h :
married 1887, died 1933), L o n d o n (sold,
2 ft. 9 / 2 i n . (85 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 2 / 2 i n .
H a m p t o n and Sons, L o n d o n , July 24,1933,
(36.8 cm)
lot 123); [J. M . B o t i b o l , L o n d o n , by 1937];
Accession number 71. D A . 105
purchased by J. Paul Getty, 1938.
P R O V E N A N C E
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Probably purchased by Sir Charles Mills
Verlet et al., Chefs d'oeuvre, p. 119, illus.;
or his son Charles Henry, created L o r d
Getty, Collecting, p. 149, illus.; Kjellberg,
Dictionnaire,
H i l l i n g d o n i n 1886, Essex; Charles, 4th
p. 139.
L o r d H i l l i n g d o n (born 1922), Essex, by
descent (sold, Christie s, London, M a y 14,
6
69. Table
1970, lot 102); [Frank Partridge, L t d . ,
9
London, 1970]; [French and Co., N e w
, York]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
Paris, circa 1760
By A d r i e n Faizelot-Delorme
O a k veneered w i t h amaranth and green
stained burr yew; modern silver fittings
i n drawer for i n k , sand, and sponge; giltbronze mounts
Stamped DELORME
twice and JME once on
drawer panel.
Height: 2 ft. 3/8 i n . (68.9 cm); W i d t h :
n / 8 i n . (29.4 cm); D e p t h : 9 /s i n . (24.4 cm)
5
5
Accession number 7 2 . D A . 64
P R O V E N A N C E
Paris art market, early 1970s; [Rosenberg
and Stiebel, Inc., N e w York, 1972]; pur­
chased by J. Paul Getty.
70
53
54
FRENCH
TABLES
Stamped by Bernard van Risenburgh,"
71. Table
(1981), pp. 167-174, figs. 1-5,
Table: Paris, early twentieth century
GettyMusJy
Porcelain: Sévres manufactory, 1761
8-9; Antoinette Fäy-Halle et al., Frangois
Carcass perhaps by an imitator o f Bernard I I
Boucher (The M e t r o p o l i t a n M u s e u m of Art,
van Risenburgh; porcelain top painted by
New York, 1986), no. 97, p. 355; Savill,
Charles-Nicolas D o d i n after a design by
Sevres, v o l . 2, n . 2f, p. 812; Kjellberg, Die-
Francois Boucher
tionnaire, p. 139; Sassoon, Vincennes and
Painted oak; set w i t h a soft-paste porcelain
Sevres Porcelain, no. 32, pp. 162-165, illus.
plaque; gilt-bronze mounts
pp. 163,165.
Stamped B. V.R.B, and J ME
underneath
drawer. Underside o f the porcelain plaque
painted w i t h the blue crossed Z's o f the
7 2 . Toilet Table
Sévres manufactory enclosing the date letter
Paris, circa 1760-1765
/ f o r 1761, and w i t h the painters mark k.
A t t r i b u t e d to Jean-Fran9ois Leleu
Height: 2 ft. 2 /s i n . (66.9 cm); W i d t h :
3
O a k veneered w i t h kingwood, t u l i p w o o d ,
ι ft. iVs i n . (34.6 cm); Depth: 11 Ys i n .
pear, satinwood, lemon, padouk, amaranth,
(28.3 cm)
sycamore, boxwood, and ebony; gilt-bronze
Accession number 7 0 . D A . 85
mounts
P R O V E N A N C E
T h e number 499 cast into the reverse o f
Porcelain Plateau only: (?) Miss H .
each m o u n t . Paper label inked B.F.A. C.
1913 Meyer Sassoon Esq. inside drawer.
Cavendish-Bentinck (offered for sale,
71
Christie's, L o n d o n , M a r c h 3, 1893, lot 123,
Paper label printed BURLINGTON
CLUB EXHIBITION
FINE
bought i n ) ; (?) John Cockshut, Esq.
ARTS
(sold after his death, Christie's, L o n d o n ,
FRENCH
March 11,1913, lot 92, to Harding).
CENT. 1913, and another label inked Mr. A.
Table mounted w i t h Plateau: Private
Barker presenté parM.
SCHOOL
OF THE
OF THE
XVIIITH
Chenue, 24
Rue....
underneath table.
English collection; [Rosenberg and Stiebel,
despetits Champs
Inc., N e w York, 1949]; purchased by J. Paul
Height: 2 ft. 3V8 i n . (70.2 cm); W i d t h :
Getty, 1949.
ι ft. i o / 8 i n . (56.9 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 3% i n .
3
(40.3 cm)
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Accession number 7 2 . D A . 4 9
Verlet et al., Chefs d'oeuvre, p. 118, illus.;
Getty, Collecting, p. 148, illus.; Hans H u t h ,
P R O V E N A N C E
Lacquer of the West: The History ofa Craft
[Alexander Barker, Esq.], probably acquired
andan Industry, 1550-1950 (Chicago and
in Paris (sold, Christie's, L o n d o n , June 11,
London, 1971), p. 93, caption p. 145, fig. 231;
Adrian Sassoon, "New Research o n a Table
Top
71
1874, lot 693); (?) E d m u n d , ist L o r d
Grimsthorpe (1816-1905); Leopold George
Frederick, 5th Viscount Clifden (sold,
F R E N C H
T A B L E S
Robinson and Fisher, M a y 21 et seq., 1895,
lot 606, to [Seligmann, Paris], for 750
guineas); M r . and M r s . Meyer Sassoon,
Pope's Manor, Berkshire; V i o l e t Sassoon
(Mrs. Derek C. Fitzgerald), Heathfield Park,
Sussex (offered for sale, Sotheby's, London,
November 22, 1963, l o t 132, bought i n ; sold,
Christies, L o n d o n , M a r c h 23,1972, lot 88);
purchased at that sale by J. Paul Getty.
E X H I B I T I O N S
L o n d o n , T h e B u r l i n g t o n Fine Arts Club,
1913; L o n d o n , M o r t o n Lee and Mallet and
Sons, The Royal Cabinetmakers
of France,
July 1951, no. 8, illus.
73
7 3 . Console Table
Paris, circa 1765-1770
Design by V i c t o r Louis; table attributed
to Pierre Deumier
Silvered and gilt bronze; bleu turquin
marble top
Each gilt-bronze element is stamped w i t h
the letter B.
Height: 2 ft. j / s i n . (83.5 cm); W i d t h :
7
4 ft. 3 i n . (129.5 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 8 Κ i n .
(52 cm)
Accession number 88.DF.II8
P R O V E N A N C E
72
Arturo Lopez-Willshaw, Paris (sold,
Sotheby's, Monaco, June 23, 1976, l o t 108);
purchased at that sale by The British Rail
Pension Fund.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Fran9ois-Georges Pariset, "Jeszcze o Pracach
W i k t o r a Louisa D l a Z a m k u Warszawskiego,"
Biuletyn Historii Sztuki,Nr.
2, Rok 24
(1962), pp. 141,154; "Acquisitions/1988,"
GettyMusJ 17 (1989), no. 73, p. 142, illus.;
D a v i d Harris Cohen, "The Chambre des
Portraits Designed by V i c t o r Louis for
the K i n g o f Poland," GettyMusJ'19 (1991),
pp. 75-98, illus. p. 89, fig. 23a; Handbook
1991, p. 187, illus.
55
56
F R E N C H
T A B L E S
Height: 2 ft. 3% i n . (70.5 cm); Diameter:
ι ft. 3 /8 i n . (39.1 cm)
3
Accession number 7 0 . D A . 7 4
P R O V E N A N C E
Alfred de Rothschild, Halton, Buckingham­
shire, after 1884; A l m i n a Wombwell (daugh­
ter o f Alfred de Rothschild, Countess o f
Carnarvon, wife o f the 5th Earl, married
1895, died 1969), 1918; [Henry Symons
and Co., L o n d o n , 1919]; [French and Co.,
N e w York, 1919]; M o r t i m e r L . Schiff, N e w
York, 1919 (sold by his heir John L . Schiff,
Christies, L o n d o n , June 22,1938, lot 52);
purchased at that sale by J. Paul Getty.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Pradére, Les Ebénistes, no. 70, p. 359; Kjell­
berg, Dictionnaire, pp. 158,162; Sassoon,
Vincennes and Sevres Porcekin, no. 33,
pp. 166-169,
74
74. Table
m u s
- PP- 167-169.
75. Table
Table: Paris, circa 1773
Porcelain: Sevres manufactory, 1773
Table: Paris, circa 1770
Table by M a r t i n Carlin; circular porcelain
Porcelain: Sevres manufactory, 1764
plaque attributed to Jacques-Fran9ois
A t t r i b u t e d to M a r t i n Carlin
Micaud
Oak veneered w i t h t u l i p w o o d , ebony, and
O a k veneered w i t h tulipwood, holly, and
Alfred de Rothschild, H a l t o n , Buckingham­
holly; set w i t h four soft-paste porcelain
ebony; set w i t h four soft-paste porcelain
shire, after 1884; A l m i n a W o m b w e l l (daugh­
plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; white marble
plaques; gilt-bronze mounts
ter o f Alfred de Rothschild; Countess o f
lower shelf
Table stamped M. CARLIN ana J ME under­
Carnarvon, wife o f the 5th Earl, married
The circular porcelain plaque painted o n
neath. Circular plaque painted w i t h the
1895, died 1969), 1918; [Henry Symons
the reverse w i t h the blue crossed L s o f the
blue crossed Z's o f the Sevres manufactory,
and Co., L o n d o n , 1920]; [French and Co.,
Sevres manufactory enclosing the date letter
the date 1773, and the painter's mark X.
N e w York, 1920]; M o r t i m e r L . Schiff, N e w
L for 1764.
Height: 2 ft. 5 i n . (73.5 cm); Diameter:
ι ft. 3 4 i n . (40 cm)
3
Accession number 70.DA.75
75
P R O V E N A N C E
F R E N C H
T A B L E S
York, 1920 (sold by his heir John L . Schiff,
Christies, L o n d o n , June 22,1938, lot 51);
purchased at that sale by J. Paul Getty.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Verlet et al., Chefs d'oeuvre, p. 128, illus.;
Getty, Collecting, p. 158; Dorothée GuilleméBrulon, " U n decor pour les meubles,"
LEstampille
165 (January 1984), pp. 18-30,
illus. p. 24; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, no. 69,
p. 359; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, pp. 158,162;
77
Sassoon, Vincennes and Sevres Porcelain,
77. Table (bureau pfat)
no. 34, p p . 170-172, illus. pp. 171-173.
Paris, 1777
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Oak veneered w i t h satinwood and amaranth;
76 Music Stand
modern leather top; gilt-bronze mounts
Paris, circa 1770-1775
Underside o f table painted i n black w i t h the
A t t r i b u t e d to M a r t i n Carlin
partly obliterated French royal inventory
O a k veneered w i t h t u l i p w o o d and pear-
mark No. 290$. Stamped under same panel,
wood; incised w i t h colored mastics; gilt-
i n the f o r m o f a circle that is half cut away,
bronze mounts
[GARDE-MEUBJLE
Stamped JME under oval shelf.
ing the monogram MA. Also painted under­
M a x i m u m Height: 4 ft. 10 A i n . (148.6 cm);
l
76
M i n i m u m Height: 3 ft. 1 i n . (94.2 cm);
W i d t h : ι ft. 7 4 i n . (50.2 cm); Depth:
3
ι ft. 2% i n . (36.8 cm)
DE LA REINE
enclos­
neath table is a crown that originally
appeared over the letters CT, w h i c h are
now cut away.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Paul Wescher, "An Inlaid Music Stand by
Height: 2 ft. 5V% i n . (74.9 cm); W i d t h :
M a r t i n Carlin and Related Pieces," Bulletin
4 ft. 5V2 i n . (135.9
of the J . Paul Getty Museum oj'Art (1959),
(70.8 cm)
Sir Robert Abdy, Bt., L o n d o n ; Edith and
vol. ι, no. 2, pp. 16-32, illus.; Ε J. B.
Accession number 71. D A . 102
Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968),
Watson, Louis XVI Furniture
London; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
i960), no. 125, pp. 130-131, illus.; Verlet
Accession number 55.DA.4
P R O V E N A N C E
(New York,
et al., Chefs d'oeuvre, pp. 125-126, illus.;
Getty, Collecting, p. 156, illus.
c
m
) ; Depth: 2 ft. 3% i n .
P R O V E N A N C E
Ordered by Marie-Antoinette for the cabinet
o f Louis X V I i n the Petit Trianon, Versailles,
and delivered o n August 6,1777 (sold, Ver­
sailles, August 25,1793 to August 11,1794,
lot 828, for 600 livres to D u m o n t ) ; [Frank
Partridge and Sons, L t d . , L o n d o n , 19671971]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
57
58
F R E N C H
T A B L E S
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
twentieth-century Duveen inventory
Geoffrey de Bellaigue, The James A. de
number 2961$. Porcelain plaques marked
Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor:
variously (not all are marked) w i t h the
Furniture,
crossed I's o f the Sevres manufactory i n red,
Clocks and Gilt Bronzes (Fribourg,
the date letters A A for 1778, Vandé s mark
1974), vol. ι, no. 69; vol. 2, no. 103;
Christian Baulez and Denise Ledoux-Lebard,
VD, and paper labels printed w i t h the
77 mobile Francese dal Luigi XVI alTart decó
crossed Z's and inked w i t h the prices o f 30
( M i l a n , 1981), p. 12, fig. 12; Jacques Charles
and 96 [livres].
et al., De Versailles ä Paris: Le Destín des col­
Height: 2 ft. 6 Á i n . (77.5 cm); W i d t h :
lections royales, (Paris, 1989), illus. p. 191;
4 ft. 3 /8 i n . (131.2 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. Vs i n .
l
5
Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, p. 712; Pierre Verlet,
Le Mobilier
(62 cm)
royal frangais, vol. 4, Meubles
Accession number 83.DA.385
de la couronne conserves en Europe et aux
Etats-Unis
P R O V E N A N C E
(Paris, 1990), pp. 80-82, illus.
pp. 11, 81.
78
78 Toilet Table
Grand Duchess Maria-Feodorovna o f Russia
(later czarina o f Paul I ) , purchased i n 1782
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
from the marchand-mercier
Geoffrey de Bellaigue, The James A. de
Daguerre i n Paris, installed i n her chambre ä
Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor:
Paris, circa 1777-1780
Furniture,
Oak and pine veneered w i t h t u l i p w o o d and
1974), vol. 2, pp. 498-499·
Clocks and Gilt Bronzes (Fribourg,
Dominique
coucher at Pavlovsk (near St. Petersburg),
Russia; Russian Imperial Collections, Palace
o f Pavlovsk; [Duveen and Co., N e w York],
stained holly; marquetry panels o f amaranth,
purchased i n 1931 from the Soviet govern­
satinwood, pearwood, tulipwood, apple-
ment; A n n a T h o m s o n Dodge, Rose Terrace,
wood, ebony, and other stained fruitwoods;
gilt-bronze mounts
Height: 2 ft. 4 / 8 i n . (71.3 cm); W i d t h :
2 ft. 7 4 i n . (80.6 cm); Depth: 2 ft. 8 /s i n .
3
5
(83 cm)
Accession number 7 2 . D A . 67
79. Writing Table (bureau pfot)
Table: Paris, circa 1778
Porcelain: Sevres manufactory, circa 1778
T h e table by M a r t i n Carlin; at least seven
Grosse Pointe Farms, M i c h i g a n , 1931 (sold,
Christie's, L o n d o n , June 24,1971, lot 135);
H a b i b Sabet, Geneva, 1971 (sold, Christie s,
L o n d o n , December 1,1983, lot 54).
Sevres porcelain plaques gilded by Jean-
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Baptiste-Emmanuel Vandé pere
Alexandre Benois, Les Tresors d'art en Russie
O a k veneered w i t h tulipwood; set w i t h
(St. Petersburg, 1907), vol. 7, p. 186, p l . 20;
Sir Albert Edward Primrose, 6th Earl o f
fourteen soft-paste porcelain plaques; m o d ­
Denis Roche, Le Mobilier frangais en Russie
P R O V E N A N C E
Rosebery (sold, Christie's, L o n d o n , Decem­
ern leather top; gilt-bronze mounts
(Paris, 1913), v o l . 2, p l . 55; Duveen and Co.,
ber 2,1971, lot 112); [French and Co., N e w
Stamped M. CARLIN
A Catalogue of Works of Art of the Eighteenth
York, 1971]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
JME
(partly effaced) and
under front-right rail. Printed paper
trade label o f D o m i n i q u e Daguerre under­
neath left-rear rail; three Russian inventory
numbers painted o n carcass; central drawer
contains a paper label inked w i t h the
Century in the Collection of Anna
Thomson
Dodge (Detroit, 1933), introduction p. v i i
F R E N C H
CARVED
TABLES
CARVED TABLES
80. Table
French, circa 1660-1670
Gessoed and gilded walnut; modern paint
Height: 2 ft. 8 / 2 i n . (77.5 cm); W i d t h :
3 ft. 3 / 2 i n . (100.3
c m
) ; Depth: 2 ft. 3 i n .
(68.5 cm)
Accession number 8 7 . D A . 7
P R O V E N A N C E
[Bernard Baruch Steinitz, Paris, 1986].
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1987," GettyMus]Ί6
(1988),
no. 65, p. 176, illus.
79
and non-paginated entry, illus.; Duveen and
177, no. 711 (May 1971), pp. 34-36, illus.;
Co., A Catalogue of Works of Art in the
Sassoon, "Acquisitions 1983," no. 10, pp. 201,
Collection of Anna Thomson Dodge (Detroit,
204-207, illus.; Handbook 1986, p. 174,
1939), v o l . ι, i n t r o d u c t i o n pp. x v - x v i and
illus.; Savill, Sevres, vol. 2, p. 887; n n . 83, 87,
non-paginated entry, illus.; Carl Dauterman
p. 901; Pradére, Les Ebénistes, no. 39, p. 358;
et al., Decorative Art from the S. Η Kress
Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, pp. 160,162, illus.
Collection at the Metropolitan
p. 157; Sassoon, Vincennes and Sevres Porce­
Museum of Art
(London, 1964), pp. 112, 114, 130; A n t h o n y
Coleridge, "Works o f A r t w i t h a Royal
Provenance from the Collection o f the Late
M r s . A n n a T h o m s o n Dodge," Connoisseur
lain, no. 39, pp. 188-192, illus. pp. 189-192.
80
59
6θ
F R E N C H
C A R V E D
T A B L E S
81 Table or Stand
83. Console Table
Paris, circa 1700-1715
Paris, circa 1725-1730
Gessoed and gilded oak
Gessoed and gilded oak and pine;
Height: 2 ft. 4 / 2 i n . (72.5 cm); W i d t h :
marble top
2 ft. 6 / 2 i n . (77 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 8 / 2 i n .
Height: 2 ft. io /s i n . (87.5 cm); W i d t h :
(52 cm)
2 ft. 3 i n . (68.5 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 3% i n .
7
Accession number 90.DA.23
(40 cm)
Accession number 85.DA.125
P R O V E N A N C E
English private collection; L o n d o n art mar­
82
ket; [B. Fabre et Fils, Paris, 1989].
(1991),
no. 55, p. 161, illus.
[Gerard Kerin, L o n d o n ] (sold, Christie s,
L o n d o n , July 1, 1982, lot 42); [Didier
82. Console Table
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1990," GettyMusJiy
P R O V E N A N C E
Paris, circa 1725
Aaron, Paris]; [Rosenberg and Stiebel, Inc.,
Gessoed and gilded oak; lumachella pavo-
N e w York].
nazza marble top
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Pasted under back rail, the remains o f a
printed label, 102, George Street, Portman
Square,
"Acquisitions/1985," GettyMusJ\4
(1986),
no. 194, p. 244, illus.
Wl.
Height: 2 ft. io /s i n . (87.3 cm); W i d t h :
3
4 ft. ii A i n . (152.1 cm); Depth: 1 ft. uV i n .
7
A
(59.1cm)
Accession number 72. D A . 68
P R O V E N A N C E
Christie Robert, London, circa 1885-1916;
Baroness van Zuylen van Nyevelt van de
Haar, Paris, by 1964 (sold, Palais Galliera,
Paris, June 8,1971, lot 77); [Rosenberg and
Stiebel, Inc., N e w York, 1972]; purchased by
81
J. Paul Getty.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Eveline Schlumberger, "En Hommage ä
Gerard M i l l e : l'appartement qui illustre le
mieux le style baroque qui couronna sa carriere de décorateur," Connaissance des arts
146 (April 1964), illus. p. 71.
83
F R E N C H
CARVED
TABLES
Height: 2 ft. 10/2 i n . (87.6 cm); W i d t h :
6 ft. 5 /8 i n . (197.1 cm); Depth: 3 ft. 9 V 8 i n .
5
(115.8 cm)
Accession number 72.DA.58
P R O V E N A N C E
(?) Baroness Lionel de Rothschild (née
Charlotte v o n Rothschild), Gunnersbury
Park, Middlesex; Alfred de Rothschild
(1842-1918), H a l t o n , Buckinghamshire, by
1884; by descent to E d m u n d de Rothschild
(b. 1916), Exbury, Hampshire; [Frank
Partridge and Sons, L t d . , London, 1972];
[French and Company, N e w York, on con­
signment from Frank Partridge and Sons,
L t d . , L o n d o n ] ; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
8
84. Side Table
4
85. Center Table
Paris, circa 1730
Top: See entry no. 320 under
Gessoed and gilded oak; breche violette top
Italian
Height: 2 ft. 11 Ys i n . (89.3 cm); W i d t h :
Support: Paris, circa 1745
5 ft. 7 i n . (170.2 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 8 i n .
Gessoed and gilded w o o d
Furniture
(81.3 cm)
Accession number 7 9 . D A . 6 8
86
P R O V E N A N C E
Vicomtesse de Β . . . , Paris (sold, H o t e l
86. Console Table
D r o u o t , Paris, A p r i l , 26, 1923, lot 21);
Paris, circa 1750-1755
[Fran$ois-Gérard Seligmann, Paris].
Design closely related to the w o r k o f
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
W i l s o n , "Acquisitions 1979 to m i d 1980,"
no. 3, pp. 5-6, illus.; Handbook 1986, p. 154,
illus.; Handbook 1991, p. 168, illus.
85
Contant d ' l v r y (1698-1777)
Gessoed and gilded oak; modern marble top
Height (without top): 3 ft.% i n . (92.1 cm);
W i d t h : 5 ft. 8 4 i n . (174.6 cm); Depth:
3
2 ft. 3 4 i n . (70.5 cm)
3
Accession number 91.DA.21
6l
62
F R E N C H
C A R V E D
T A B L E S
88. Console Table
P R O V E N A N C E
T h e Barons o f Hastings, M e l t o n Constable,
Paris, circa 1780
Norfolk; by descent to the 21st Baron, Sir
After designs b y Richard de Lalonde.
Albert Edward Delaval (sold w i t h the house
Painted walnut
i n 1940 to the D u k e o f Westminster); Roger
Height: 2 ft. 9 i n . (84 cm); W i d t h : 2 ft. 9 i n .
Gawn, M e l t o n Constable, N o r f o l k (sold,
(84 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 4 i n . (32.5 cm)
Christies, L o n d o n , December 4,1986,
Accession number 91. D A . 16
3
lot 96); [Jonathan Harris, L o n d o n ] .
P R O V E N A N C E
[B. Fabre et Fils, Paris, 1990].
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Pallot, L'Art du siege, illus. p. 155; "Acquisi­
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
tions/1991," GettyMusJ 20 (1992), no. 77,
r
87
p. 174, illus.
"Acquisitions/1991," GettyMusJ zo
(1992),
no. 73, p. 173, illus.
87. Console Table
Paris, circa 1775
SEAT
FURNITURE
Gessoed, painted, and gilded oak; bleu
turquin marble t o p
89. Pair of Settees
Height: 2 ft. 9 4 i n . (85.7 cm); W i d t h :
Settee .1: French, circa 1700
3 ft. 5% i n . (104.7
Settee .2: English, circa 1830
3
c m
) ; D e p t h : 1 ft. 6*4 i n .
(46.3 cm)
Gessoed and gilded w o o d ; modern
Accession number 89.DA.29
upholstery
Height: 3 ft. 10V% i n . (117.1 cm); W i d t h :
P R O V E N A N C E
6 ft. 11 4 i n . (212.7
3
[Kraemer et Cíe, Paris].
c m
) ; D e p t h : 2 ft. 1 i n .
(63.6 cm)
Accession number 78.DA.100.1-.2
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1989," GettyMusJ\% (1990),
no. 56, p. 195, illus.
P R O V E N A N C E
88
Sir Ivor C h u r c h i l l Guest, Viscount W i m bourne (born 1873), Ashby St. Ledgers,
N o r t h a m p t o n , England; [Frank Partridge,
L t d . , L o n d o n ] ; purchased by J. Paul Getty
for Sutton Place, Surrey, 1968; distributed
by the estate o f J. Paul Getty to the J. Paul
Getty Museum.
F R E N C H
SEAT
F U R N I T U R E
T h u g n y (Ardennes); [(?) David Z o r k Co.,
Chicago, Illinois]; [A La Vieille Russie,
N e w York, 1984].
E X H I B I T I O N S
Reims, France, Palais archiepiscopal,
1876, (?) no. 267, lent by M . le comte de
Chabrillan [information: P. Leperlier].
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1984," GettyMusJiT, (1985),
no. 48, p. 176, illus.; Jean Feray, "Le
M o b i l i e r Crozat," Connaissance des arts
429 (November 1987), pp. 67-68, n. 2;
"The Crozat Suite," Christies Review of the
Season ip88 (Oxford, 1989), pp. 214-215;
Daniel Alcouffe, "Les recentes acquisitions
des musées nationaux, Musée d u Louvre,
One
of
'Deux fauteuils d u mobilier Crozat,' " La
a pair
Revue du Louvre et des Musées de France 4
Both paper labels are partially covered by
(1989), p. 264; Daniel Alcouffe, "Paire de
L o n d o n , 25 Park Lane, Three French Reigns,
a second, r o u n d label printed w i t h A La
Fauteuils," Louvre: Nouvelles acquisitions
F e b r u a r y - A p r i l 1933, no. 529, illus.; W o o d -
Vieille Russie.
du département
side, California, Filoli, o n loan, 1979-1991.
Height: ι ft. 6 A i n . (47 cm); W i d t h :
E X H I B I T I O N S
l
des objets d'art, ip8$-ip8p
(Paris, 1990), no. 67, pp. 140-142.
2 ft. ι i n . (63.5 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 6 /s i n .
7
(48 cm)
Accession number 8 4 . D A . 970
90. Stool (tabouret)
Paris, circa 1710-1720
P R O V E N A N C E
Gessoed and gilded walnut; modern leather
Pierre Crozat (1661-1740), trésorier de
upholstery
France ä Paris i n 1704; by descent to his
Stamped GHC under each side rail. The
niece Antoinette-Louise-Marie Crozat de
stool bears t w o paper labels, one glued to
Thiers, comtesse de Béthune-Pologne (1731-
the inside o f each side rail, printed w i t h
1809); by descent to the families o f La Tour
From the David Zork Company I Exclusive
du Pin and de Chabrillan; by descent to
Furniture
and Decoration 1201-207 North
le comtesse A r m a n d de Caumont La Force,
Michigan
Boulevard I Chicago,
née Anne-Marie de Chabrillan (1894-1983)
Illinois.
and her son, le comte Robert-Henry de
Caumont La Force, at the Chateau de
90
63
6A
F R E N C H
S E A T
F U R N I T U R E
92. Desk Chair (fauteuil de cabinet)
Paris, circa 1735
A t t r i b u t e d to Etienne Meunier
Walnut; leather upholstery; velvet pocket
linings; brass studs
Height: 2 ft. n /s i n . (90.8 cm); W i d t h :
3
2 ft. 4 i n . (71.1 cm); Depth: 2 ft. 1%. i n .
(64.1 cm)
Accession number 71.DA.91
P R O V E N A N C E
[Duveen Brothers, N e w York]; A n n a
T h o m s o n Dodge, Rose Terrace, Grosse
Pointe Farms, M i c h i g a n (sold, Christies,
L o n d o n , June 24,1971, lot 48); purchased
at that sale by J. Paul Getty.
One of four
91
93
One of two
91. Four Armchairs (fauteuih a fa reiné)
Paris, circa 1735
93. Two Armchairs (fauteuih) and Two
Side Chairs (chaises)
Gessoed and gilded walnut, modern silk vel­
vet upholstery
Paris, circa 173 5-1740
Height: 3 ft. 5% i n . (104.8 cm); W i d t h :
Gessoed and gilded beech; modern silk
2 ft. 1% i n . (64.1 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 10% i n .
upholstery
(57.8 cm)
Armchairs: Height: 3 ft. 7 / 2 i n . (no.5 cm);
Accession number 75.DA.8.1-.4
W i d t h : 2 ft. 6 / 8 i n . (76.6 cm); D e p t h :
P R O V E N A N C E
2 ft. SVs i n . (83.7 cm); Side Chairs: Height:
H u b e r t de Givenchy, Paris; [Jacques Kugel,
3 ft. ι i n . (94.1 cm); W i d t h : 2 ft. /s i n .
Paris]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
(62 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 3 /s i n . (69.4 cm)
3
3
Accession number 82.DA.95.1—.4
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Pallot, L'Art du siege, p. 108, illus.
P R O V E N A N C E
Private collection, England, from the eigh­
teenth century u n t i l 1979; [ W i l l i a m Red-
92
ford, L o n d o n , 1979]; [Alexander and
Berendt, L t d . , L o n d o n , 1979].
F R E N C H
SEAT F U R N I T U R E
Chairs: Height: 3 ft. 5% i n . (104.7
c m
);
W i d t h : 2 ft. 6 i n . (76.2 cm); Depth:
ι ft. u /i6 i n . (59.6 cm); Settee: Height:
7
3 ft. 6 i n . (106.7
c m
) ; W i d t h : 7 ft. Κ i n .
(214.5 cm); Depth: 3 ft. (91.4 cm)
Accession numbers: Chairs: 83.DA.230.1-.2;
Settee: 8 4 . D A . 7 0
P R O V E N A N C E
Chairs: Private collection, New York (sold,
Sotheby's, N e w York, October 1981, lot 314);
[Matthew Schutz, L t d . , New York, 1982].
Settee: M r s . Rose Freda, N e w York;
[Edward D e Pasquale, N e w York, 1983]
(sold, Sotheby's, N e w York, M a y 4, 1984,
lot 41).
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
94
Bremer-David, "Acquisitions 1983,"
GettyMusJiz
(1984), no. 8 (armchairs),
pp. 198-199, illus.; "Acquisitions/1983,"
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
(1984), no. 10 (armchairs),
Sassoon, "Acquisitions 1982," no. 4,
GettyMusJiz
pp. 28-33, illus.; Handbook 1986, p. 156,
p. 265, illus.; "Acquisitions/1984,"
illus. (one armchair); Pallot, L'Art du siege,
13 (1985), no. 56 (settee), p. 179, illus.; Pallot,
GettyMusJ
p. 102, illus.; Handbook 1991, p. 171, illus.
L'Art du siege, p. 278, illus. and p. 300;
(one armchair).
Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, pp. 33, 37.
94. Pair of Armchairs (fauteuib a L· reiné)
and One Settee
Paris, circa 1750-1755
By Jean Avisse
Gessoed and gilded oak; modern upholstery
Each chair stamped I AVISSE
beneath rear
rail. Settee stamped IAVISSE
twice beneath
rear rail.
One of a pair
94
65
66
F R E N C H
SEAT
F U R N I T U R E
Height: 3 ft. 4 i n . (93.3 cm); W i d t h :
3
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1984," GettyMusJi^
no. 59, p. 180, illus.; Kjellberg,
(1985),
Dictionnaire,
p. 403.
2 ft. 2 /8 i n . (67.6 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 9 % i n .
5
(55.5 cm)
Accession number 7 0 . D A . 7 0 . 1 - . 2
P R O V E N A N C E
Chateau de Versailles, 1762; Chateau de
96. Pair of Armchairs (fauteuils a L· reiné)
Frames: Paris, 1762
Fontainebleau; listed as i n the lodgings o f
Charles-Claude de Taillepied, seigneur de
Upholstery: Aubusson, nineteenth century
la Garenne, o n November 1,1786, and
Frames by Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot
again i n 1787; Annette Lefortier, Paris
Gessoed and gilded wood; wool tapestry
(sold, American A r t Association, N e w York,
Each armchair stamped Ν Q FOLIO Τ inside
November 20,1937, l o t 151); purchased at
rear rail and stenciled i n the same place w i t h
that sale by J. Paul Getty.
a crowned F a n d the number 832 for the
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Chateau de Fontainebleau.
Pallot, LArt du siege, pp. 284, illus., and
308-309; Kjellberg, Dictionnaire,
p. 317.
95
95. Armchair (bergére ä la reiné)
97. Armchair {bergere)
Paris, circa 1755
Paris, circa 1765-1770
By Nicolas Heurtaut
By Georges Jacob
Gessoed and gilded w o o d ; modern silk
Painted oak; p i n k and green silk upholstery
upholstery
Stamped Ν.HEURTAUTunder
T h e frame o f the chair is stamped GI AC Ο Β
rear rail.
and w i t h an anchor flanked by C and Ρ
Height: 3 ft. 3% i n . (101 cm); W i d t h :
beneath a crown, the mark o f the Chateau
2 ft. 7 4 i n . (80.6 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 5% i n .
3
de Chanteloup. T h e dust cover o f the seat
(75.5 cm)
and the underside o f the cushion are also
Accession number 8 4 . D A . 6 9
stenciled w i t h the mark o f the Chateau de
P R O V E N A N C E
Chanteloup.
Private collection, N e w York; [Matthew
Height: 3 ft. 3 i n . (99 cm); W i d t h : 3 ft. 1 i n .
Schutz, L t d . , N e w York, circa i960] (sold,
(94 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. 6 i n . (76 cm)
Sotheby, Parke, Bernet, N e w York, M a y 4,
Accession number 8 8 . D A . 123
1984, l o t 59).
One of a pair
96
F R E N C H
SEAT
F U R N I T U R E
P R O V E N A N C E
P R O V E N A N C E
Etienne-Fra^ois de Stainville, due de
Part o f a suite o f seat furniture acquired b y
Choiseul, Chateau de Chanteloup; Louis
the order o f baron de Breteufl and delivered
de Bourbon, due de Penthiévre, Chateau
to the garde meuble i n 1783; Chateau de Ver­
de Chanteloup, 1785; "Poitevin Joubert et
sailles (sold, November 25,1793 [5 frimaire,
femme Fleury," after 1794, purchased at the
an I I ] , lot 5672, to Gastinet for 1,610 livres);
sale o f the contents o f the chateau; [Bernard
Jacques, comte de Béraudiére (sold, Paris,
Baruch Steinitz, Paris, 1988].
M a y 18-30,1885, part o f lot 902); [Duveen
Brothers, N e w York]; A n n a Thomson
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Dodge, Rose Terrace, Grosse Pointe Farms,
Alfred Gabeau, "Le M o b i l i e r d ' u n chateau ä
Michigan (sold, Christie's, London, June 24,
la fin d u X V l I I siécle: Chanteloup," Reunion
e
des sociétés des beaux-arts des
1971, lot 65); purchased at that sale by
départements
J. Paul Getty.
(Paris, A p r i l 1898), pp. 529, 541; Jehanne
d'Orliac, La Vie merveilleuse d'un beau
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
domaine frangais-Chanteloup
Steele
A n t h o n y Coleridge, "Works of A r t w i t h a
siecle (Paris, 1929), p. 231; "Acquisi­
Royal Provenance from the Collection o f
au XX
e
tions/1988," GettyMusJij
du XIII
e
the Late M r s . A n n a Thomson Dodge o f
(1989), no. 74,
Detroit," Connoisseur 177, no. 711 (May
pp. 142-143, illus.
One of a pair
98
1971), p. 34; Pallot, L'Art du siege, p. 192,
illus., and p. 301; Kjellberg,
98. Pair of Side Chairs (chaises ä L· reiné)
Paris, circa 1765-1770
By Jean Boucault
Gessoed and gilded beech; modern silk
velvet upholstery
Each stamped J.BOUCAULT ana branded
w i t h a crowned double V, the mark o f the
Chateau de Versailles, under the seat rail.
Each also stenciled w i t h various royal inven­
tory numbers.
Height: 2 ft. 11 % i n . (91 cm); W i d t h :
ι ft. 10% i n . (57 cm); D e p t h : 2 ft. z% i n .
(66.5 cm)
Accession number 71.DA.92.1-.2
97
pp. 84-85.
Dictionnaire,
6j
68
F R E N C H
S E A T
F U R N I T U R E
99. Four Armchairs (fauteuih a L· reiné)
June 22,1938, lot 55); purchased at that sale
and One Settee
by J. Paul Getty for Sutton Place, Surrey;
Paris, circa 1770-1775
distributed by the estate o f J. Paul Getty to
By Jacques-Jean-Baptiste Tilliard
the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Gessoed and gilded beech; modern silk
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
velvet upholstery
Each piece stamped TILLIARD
W i l s o n , Selections, no. 46, pp. 92-93, illus.;
under rear
Handbook1986,
seat rail.
L'Artdu
Chairs: Height: 3 ft. 4 i n . (101.6 cm); W i d t h :
Kjellberg, Dictionnaire, p. 840; Handbook
2 ft. 5% i n . (75 cm); Depth: 2 ft. 5% i n .
1991, p. 190, illus. (one).
(74.9 cm); Settee: Height: 3 ft. n /s i n .
3
(120.3
c m
p . 174, illus. (one); Pallot,
siege, p. 218, illus., and p. 318;
) ; W i d t h : 7 ft. 6 / 2 i n . (229.7 cm);
Depth: 3 ft. i*4 i n . (94.6 cm)
Accession number 78.DA.99.1—.5
1 0 0 . Four Side Chairs (chaises a L· reine)
Paris, 1780-1781
P R O V E N A N C E
By Fran$ois-Toussaint Foliot after designs
M o r t i m e r L . Schiff, N e w York (sold by his
by Jacques G o n d o i n
heir John L . Schiff, Christie's, L o n d o n ,
Gessoed and gilded beech, modern silk
One of four
99
upholstery
One chair stenciled GARDE
LA REINE
MEUBLE
DE
under seat rail. Another bears a
label inscribed Ex museo
L.Double.
Height: 2 ft. 11 i n . (89 cm); W i d t h :
ι ft. 9% i n . (55 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 10% i n .
(56.5 cm)
Accession number 71.DA.93.1-.4
P R O V E N A N C E
Marie-Antoinette, Salon d u Rocher,
"Hameau de la Reine," Petit Trianon,
Versailles, ordered from the menuisier
Fran9ois-Toussaint Foliot o n November 29,
1780; (?) removed f r o m the Chateau de
Versailles, 1791; Leopold Double, Paris
(sold, Paris, M a y 30-June 1,1881, lot 427);
H e n r i , comte de Greffulhe, Paris; [Duveen
Brothers, N e w York]; A n n a T h o m s o n
99
F R E N C H
SEAT
F U R N I T U R E
Tuileries, Paris, 1797-circa 1806; [Michel,
Dodge, Rose Terrace, Grosse Pointe Farms,
M i c h i g a n (sold, Christie's, L o n d o n , June 24,
Paris, 1933]; A n n a T h o m s o n Dodge, Rose
1971, lot 66); purchased at that sale by
Terrace, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
(sold, Christies, L o n d o n , June 24,1971, lot
J. Paul Getty.
69); purchased at that sale by J. Paul Getty.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
A n t h o n y Coleridge, "Works o f A r t w i t h a
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Royal Provenance f r o m the Collection o f
Pierre Verlet, "Les meubles sculp tés d u
the Late M r s . A n n a T h o m s o n Dodge o f
X V I I I siécle: Quelques identifications,"
e
Detroit," Connoisseur 177, no. 711 (May
Bulletin de la Société de Vhistoire de Vart
1971), p . 34, illus.; Kjellberg,
frangais (1937), pp. 259-263; Pierre Verlet,
Dictionnaire,
p. 426; Jean-Pierre Babelon, " U n magni­
French Royal Furniture (London, 1963),
fique enrichissement des collections
pp. 35-36; A n t h o n y Coleridge, "Works o f
One of a pair
ΙΟΙ
nationales-Musée national d u Chateau
de Versailles," La Revue du Louvre et des
Musées de France 5 (1990), p. 350.
1 0 1 . Pair of Folding Stools (pliants)
Paris, circa 1786
By Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sene; carved b y
Nicolas Vallois
Gessoed, painted, and gilded beech;
modern upholstery
Each stool branded w i t h three
fleur-de-lys
beneath a crown and w i t h TH, the mark o f
the Palais des Tuileries.
Height (without cushion): 1 ft. 4% i n .
(42 cm); W i d t h : 2 ft. 4 / 2 i n . (72.5 cm);
Depth: 1 ft. 9 i n . (53 cm)
Accession number 71. D A . 94.1-. 2
P R O V E N A N C E
Marie-Antoinette, from a set o f sixty-four
ordered i n two groups by Jean Hauré i n
1786, at the cost o f 720 livres for each stool,
for the gaming rooms i n the Chateau de
Fontainebleau and the Chateau de C o m piégne; Palais d u Luxembourg or Palais des
One of four
IOO
A r t w i t h a Royal Provenance from the
Collection o f the Late M r s . Anna Thomson
Dodge o f Detroit," Connoisseur 177, no. 711
(May 1971), p. 34; Pierre Verlet, Les Meubles
frangais du XVIII
e
Steele (Paris, 1982), p. 227;
Kjellberg, Dictionnaire,
p. 818.
69
JO
F R E N C H
SEAT
F U R N I T U R E
102. Swivel Chair (fauteuil [ϊ] de toilette)
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Paris, circa 1787
M i c h e l Beurdeley, La France ä l'encan (Fri-
By Georges Jacob; carved by Triquet and
bourg, 1981), p. 109; Kjellberg,
Rode; originally painted by Chaillot and
p. 426.
Dictionnaire,
upholstered w i t h fabric by Desfarges
of Lyon
Beech; caning; modern silk velvet
103. Pair of Armchairs (fauteuih a fa reine)
upholstery
Paris, circa 1790-1792
Painted w i t h 8758 (Dalva Brothers' inven­
By Georges Jacob
tory number) under the rail.
Painted beech; modern silk upholstery
Height: 2 ft. 9% i n . (84.5 cm); W i d t h :
Each stamped G'lACOB
ι ft. 10/8 i n . (56.2 cm); Depth: 2 ft. iVs i n .
under the front
seat rail.
(65 cm)
Height: 3 ft. 1 i n . (94 cm); W i d t h :
Accession number 7 2 . D A . 51
ι ft. IIVz i n . (59 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 11 4 i n .
3
(60.5 cm)
Accession number 91.DA.15.1—.2
P R O V E N A N C E
[Kraemer et Cie, Paris, 1990].
One of a pair
103
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1991," GettyMusfzo
P R O V E N A N C E
Marie-Antoinette, ordered by BonnefoyD u p l a n for the chambre ä coucher du treilUge
in the Petit Trianon, Versailles, 1787 (sold
w i t h the contents o f the Petit Trianon,
Versailles, August 25 et seq., 1793, lot 2477,
to the dealer Rocheux, Paris, through the
agent citoyen Hebert); Edith Μ . K . Wetmore and Maude A . K . Wetmore, Cháteausur-Mer, Newport, Rhode Island (offered
for sale, Parke-Bernet, Cháteau-sur-Mer,
September 16-18,1969, lot 1037, bought i n ;
sold, Parke-Bernet, N e w York, February 20,
1971, lot 122); [Dalva Brothers, Inc., N e w
102
York, 1971]; purchased by J. Paul Getty.
no. 72, p. 172, illus. (one).
(1992),
F R E N C H
SEAT
F U R N I T U R E
Chair . 1 0
104
104
104. One Settee and Ten Armchairs
P R O V E N A N C E
E X H I B I T I O N S
(two bergeres and eight fauteuils)
Private collection, Paris, by 1908; [Jacques
Paris, circa 1810
Seligmann, Paris]; Grand D u k e Nicolai
LArt de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Designs in
Frames attributed to Jacob Desmalter et
Michailoff, Palais Michailoff, St. Petersburg,
France ij8p~ip8p, February-September 1989,
Cíe; tapestry upholstery woven at the
purchased December 4,1912; Museums
illus. p. 19, fig. 10 {fauteuil67.DA.6.10
Beauvais manufactory
and Palaces Collections, Palais Michailoff,
Mahogany; gilt-bronze mounts; silk and
St. Petersburg (sold, Lepke, Berlin, N o v e m ­
w o o l tapestry upholstery
ber 7,1928, lot 73, w i t h a fire screen); Ives,
Settee: Height: 3 ft. 4% i n . (102.9 cm);
comte de Cambacérés, Paris; Edouard
W i d t h : 6 ft. 2 % i n . (190.2 cm); Depth:
Mortier, 5th due de Trévise, Paris (sold,
2 ft. V% i n . (61.3 c m ) ; Chairs: Height:
Galerie Charpentier, Paris, M a y 19, 1938, l o t
3 ft. 3 /8 i n . (100.6 c m ) ; W i d t h : 2 ft. 1 i n .
47); purchased at that sale by J. Paul Getty.
5
(63.5 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 7 i n . (48.2 cm)
Accession number 67.DA.6.1—.11
N e w York, T h e Cooper-Hewitt Museum,
only).
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Decorations Interieurs et meubles des epoques
Louis XV, Louis XVI et Empire, Revue d'art
décoratif (lyoS-iyoy),
illus. no. 17, p i . 7.
Jl
72
F R E N C H
BEDS
B E D S
P R O V E N A N C E
S U P P O R T S
Private collection, England, since the end
105. Bed (lita fa turque)
Paris, circa 1750-1760
A t t r i b u t e d to Jacques-Jean-Baptiste T i l l i a r d
Gilded beech; modern silk upholstery
Height: 5 ft. SYi i n . (174 cm); W i d t h :
8 ft. 8*4 i n . (264.8 cm); D e p t h : 6 ft. 2 i n .
(188 c m ) '
o f the eighteenth century; [Alexander and
Berendt, L t d . , L o n d o n , 1986].
Paris, circa 1680
A t t r i b u t e d to Andre-Charles Boulle
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1986," GettyMusJi^
106. Pair of Gueridons
(1987),
no. 106, p. 213, illus.; Pallot, L'Art du siege
O a k veneered w i t h ebony, tortoiseshell,
blue painted h o r n , brass, pewter; gilt-bronze
mounts
(Paris, 1987), p. 75, illus.
Height: 4 ft. 8 /s i n . (143.8 cm); W i d t h
5
Accession number 8 6 . D A . 535
(at base): 1 ft. 4% i n . (41.9 cm); D e p t h (at
base): 1 ft. γ/% i n . (43.5 cm)
Accession number 87.DA.5.1-.2
P R O V E N A N C E
(?) Pierre-Louis Randon de Boisset, Paris
(sold, Paris, February 27 to M a r c h 25, 1777,
lot 796, for 1,000 livres, to Sr. Platrier);
(?) Pierre-Nicolas, baron H o o r n van
Vlooswyck, Paris (sold, Paris, November 22,
1809, l o t 593, to the dealer Hennequart);
Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge, Paris, circa
1937; [Maurice Segoura, Paris, 1986].
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Genevieve Mazel, "1777, La Vente Randon
de Boisset et le marché de l'art au i 8
siécle," L'Estampille
e
202 (April 1987), p. 41,
illus.; M i c h e l Beurdeley, "París 1777: La
Vente Randon de Boisset o u le mécanisme
secret des ventes publiques au X V H I siécle,"
e
Trois Steeles de ventes publiques (Fribourg,
1988), p. 53, illus.; "Acquisitions/1987,"
ios
GettyMusJ 16 (1988), no. 67, p. 177, illus.;
Pradére, Les Ebénistes, nos. 255-256, p. 106.
F R E N C H
et Delaroche, Paris, July 11,1803, lot 41);
S U P P O R T S
108. Wall Bracket
Baron James de Rothschild, Paris, before
Paris, circa 1715-1720
i860; Baron Gustave Salomon de Roth­
Gessoed and gilded oak
schild, Paris; Baron Robert de Rothschild,
Height: 1 ft. 6 i n . (45.7 cm); W i d t h :
Paris; Baron Alain de Rothschild, Paris;
ι ft. 9 / 2 i n . (54.6 cm); Depth: 8 / 2 i n .
Baron Eric de Rothschild, Paris (sold, H o t e l
(21.6 cm)
Drouot, Paris, December 4, 1987, lot 112);
Accession number 8 4 . D H . 8 6
[Same A r t , L t d . , Z u r i c h ] .
P R O V E N A N C E
Private collection, N e w York; [Matthew
E X H I E B I T I O N S
Paris, L'Exposition
de I art frangais sous Louis
Schutz, L t d . , N e w York, 1984].
XIV et sous Louis XVau profit de Voeuvre de
rhospitalité
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
du ?zz/z>(i888), no. 94.
"Acquisitions/1984," GettyMusJ'13 (1985),
no. 49, p. 177, illus.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
"Acquisitions/1988," GettyMusJIJ
(1989),
no. 68, pp. 140-141, illus.; Pradére, Les
Ebénistes, nos. 189-190, p. 105.
One of a pair
106
107. Pair of Pedestals
Paris, circa 1700
A t t r i b u t e d to André-Charles Boulle
Pine and oak veneered w i t h ebony, brass,
108
and tortoiseshell; gilt-bronze mounts
Height: 3 ft. 11V16 i n . (121.2 cm); W i d t h :
ι ft. 9 /8 i n . (55.5 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. 9% i n .
7
(55.5 cm)
Accession number 88.DA.75.1-.2
P R O V E N A N C E
Antoine-Alexandre Dubois, Paris (sold,
Paillet, Paris, December 18,1788, lot 168, to
"Berotaire" for 5599 livres); ([?] sold, Paillet
One of a pair
107
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F R E N C H
S U P P O R T S
P R O V E N A N C E
P R O V E N A N C E
[Duveen Brothers, N e w York]; A n n a
[Galaries H e i l b r u n n e r ] ; [French and Co.,
T h o m s o n Dodge, Rose Terrace, Grosse
N e w York, 1912-1925 (stock no. 5174)];
Pointe Farms, M i c h i g a n (sold, Christies,
M r s . James B. Haggin, N e w York, 1925;
L o n d o n , June 24, 1971, lot 75); purchased
[ M i d t o w n Antiques, N e w York, 1950];
at that sale by J. Paul Getty.
[Frederick P. V i c t o r i a and Son, Inc., N e w
York, circa 1950-1988]; [Michel O t i n , Paris];
[Patrick Perrin, Paris].
n o . Pair of Supports (gaines)
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
French, circa 1770
"Acquisitions/1989," GettyMusJ 18 (1990),
After designs by Jean-Charles Delafosse
no. 55, p. 194, illus.
Pine w i t h traces o f gesso and paint
Height: 4 ft. 2 i n . (127 cm); W i d t h : 1 ft. 4 i n .
(40.7 cm); D e p t h : 1 ft. (30.5 cm)
Accession number 89.DA.2.1-.2
F I R E
S C R E E N S
i n . Fire Screen (écran coulisse)
Paris, circa 1785-1790
A t t r i b u t e d to Georges Jacob
Walnut
One upright o f the screen is carved w i t h the
monogram / / / a n d the other w i t h C(7?).
One of a pair
Height: 4 ft. 2 i n . (127 cm); W i d t h :
109
2 ft. 7 / 2 i n . (80 cm); Depth: 1 ft. 5 i n . (43 cm)
Accession number 8 8 . D A . 124
109. Pair of Torcheres
Paris, circa 1725
P R O V E N A N C E
Gessoed and gilded w o o d
[Bernard Baruch Steinitz, Paris, 1988].
Height: 5 ft. 8% i n . (173.3 cm); Diameter
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
(at top): ι ft. 3% i n . (40 cm); Diameter (at
"Acquisitions/1988," GettyMusJY]
base): 1 ft. 10Yz i n . (57.1 cm)
no. 80, pp. 144-145, illus.
Accession number 71.DA.98.1-.2
no
(1989),
F R E N C H
D E C O R A T I V E
RELIEFS
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
C o l i n Streeter, "Two Carved Reliefs by
Aubert Parent," GettyMusJi?,
(1985),
pp. 53-66, figs. ia~d; "Acquisitions/1984,"
GettyMusJi^
(1985), no. 65, p. 183, illus.
113. Still Life
Paris, 1791
By Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent
Limewood
Incised AUBERT
PARENT.
1791 under the
base. A n inventory number, 172η, is sten­
ciled i n black on the back.
III
113
D E C O R A T I V E
R E L I E F S
Height: 1 ft. 11 Ms i n . (58.7 cm); W i d t h :
ι ft. 3 /8 i n . (39.7 cm); Depth: 2% i n .
5
112. Still Life
(5.7 cm)
Paris, 1789
Accession number 84.SD.194
By Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent
Limewood
P R O V E N A N C E
Incised AUBERT
PARENT
FECIT
AN
[Jacques Kugel, Paris, 1984].
1789 under the base.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y
Height: 2 ft. 3 /s i n . (69.4 cm); W i d t h :
3
C o l i n Streeter, "Two Carved Reliefs by
ι ft. 6 A i n . (47.9 cm); D e p t h : 2 /s i n .
7
3
Aubert Parent," GettyMusJi^
(6.2 cm)
Accession number 8 4 . S D . 7 6
GettyMusJ13 (1985), no. 66, p. 183, illus.
P R O V E N A N C E
D a v i d Peel, L o n d o n ; Paul M e l l o n (sold,
Christie's, N e w York, November 22,1983,
lot 275); [Dalva Brothers, Inc., N e w York,
1983]·
(1985),
pp. 53-66, figs. 3a~b; "Acquisitions/1984,"
112
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