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Inscription

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_

Provenance

Rodolphe Kann [died 1905], Paris;[1] 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;[2] 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.

Bibliography
1965
Boutemy, André. "L'ébéniste Joseph Baumhauer." Connaissance des Arts no. 157 (March 1965): 83-89, fig. 8.
1987
Augarde, Jean Dominique. "1749: Joseph Baumhauer, ébéniste privilegé du roi." L'Estampille no. 204 (June 1987): 14-45, fig. 9.