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.)
Object 3 of 7
Rodolphe Kann [1844/1845-1905], Paris; purchased 1907 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York), together with the entire Kann collection; sold 2 October 1908 to Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.
 Jules Mannheim, The Rodolphe Kann Collection, Objects d'Art. 2 vols. Paris, 1907: 2:no. 220, repro.
 Information in NGA curatorial files.
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