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image of Corner-Cupboard (encoignure) Jean Desforges (cabinetmaker)
French, active c. 1739
Corner-Cupboard (encoignure), probably 1745/1749
veneered on oak, stained black, with ebonized wood; japanned on each door with _vernis Martin_; gilded bronze mounts; black and gold Portor marble top
overall: 100.4 x 88.4 x 67 cm (39 1/2 x 34 13/16 x 26 3/8 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.417
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From the Tour: Rococo Decorative Arts of the Mid-1700s
Object 3 of 7

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stamped on top of the carcase above the forecorners at right and left with the smaller of the two estampille used by the maker: DF; struck on all mounts at least once with the two smaller of the three sizes of a tax mark: C-couronné

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