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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
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From the Tour: Rococo Decorative Arts of the Mid-1700s
Object 2 of 7

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(Duveen Brothers, Inc.); sold 1 December 1903 to Peter A.B. Widener; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

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