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image of Chest of Drawers (commode) Joseph Baumhauer (cabinetmaker)
German, active c. 1749 - 1772
Chest of Drawers (commode), probably between 1767 and 1772 but possibly a decade earlier
oak veneered with tulipwood, kingwood, casuarina, and purplewood; gilded bronze mounts; breccia marble top
overall: 84 x 124.5 x 57 cm (33 1/16 x 49 x 22 7/16 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.412
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From the Tour: Production of French Decorative Arts in the 1700s
Object 3 of 5

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stamped on top of the carcase two times (once above each front foreleg): JOSEPH [between two fleurs-de-lys]; painted in black on top rail of the carcase at back: 1; pasted on back of carcase, the trade-card of the marchand-mercier Darnault

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