National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Chest of Drawers (commode) Jean Desforges (cabinetmaker)
French, active c. 1739
Chest of Drawers (commode), 1745/1749
veneered on oak, mostly stained black, with panels of Japanese black-and-gold (_togidashi_) lacquer; gilded bronze mounts; marble top
overall: 83.7 x 147 x 61 cm (32 15/16 x 57 7/8 x 24 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.408
Not on View
From the Tour: Rococo Decorative Arts of the Mid-1700s
Object 2 of 7

Exhibition History

1973
François Boucher in North American Collections: One Hundred Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago, 1973-1974, not in catalogue or brochure (shown only in Washington).
1994
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, brochure, no. 76.
2008
Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1720-2008, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, 2008, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 10.

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