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Those lavish volumes characteristic highlights of 5 of the collections within the J. Paul Getty Museum. every one quantity includes among seventy-five and 100 items, handsomely reproduced in complete colour and defined through participants of the curatorial employees.

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It truly is made o f infrequent and expensiv e fabrics. The larg e panels of jap lacquer date fro m th e 17th centur y and ar e made in a method be aware of n a s kijimakie: wit h thi s form of lacquer, the wooden itself is the uncovered flooring, which ha s been sanded t o heighten it s robust grain; in simple terms the weather of the desig n are of raised lacquer. huge panels made with thi s process ar e hardly stumbled on o n Frenc h furnitur e o f this era. The flutes of the Ionic pilasters are full of sheets of copper t o supply further richnes s to the colour an d contras t with th e gilt-bronze mounts. The to p i s no longer o f the standard marble bu t o f yellow jasper, a semiprecious stone . 102 DECORATIV E ARTS 80 Commod e French (Paris) , 176 nine by way of Gilles Joubert (1689-1775; ebeniste ordinaire du GardeMeuble d e los angeles Couronne 1758 ; ebeniste du Roi 1763-1774) Oak veneered with kingwood, tulipwood, holly , bloodwood , or bois satine and ebony; gilt-bronz e mounts ; sarrancolin marble best peak: ninety three. five c m (36 3/4 in. ) Width: 18 1 cm (71 % in. ) intensity: sixty eight. five c m (27 in. ) fifty five. DA. five On Augus t 28, 1769 , thi s chest of drawers was once brought with it s pair by way of the royal cabinetmaker Joubert to the chatea u of Versailles to be used within the bedchamber of Madame Louis e (1737-1787), a daughter of Louis XV. The magazine o f the royal household's furnishing s recorded its maker and dimensions , supplied a close description, and assigne d a listing quantity, 2556. 2, which i s inscribed boldly on its opposite. The companio n piec e is now misplaced. Joubert loved an extended profession offering furnishings to the roya l family fro m 1748 unti l his retirement in 1774 . His early paintings within the Rococo tast e developed in the course of the 1760 s towar d th e Neoclassical variety exemplified via this commode . ornamental paintings S 10 three 81 Consol e desk French (Paris) , circa 1765-177 zero Designed by means of Victor Louis (1737-1807), attributed to Pierre Deumier (active from th e 1760s) Silvered and gil t bronze; bleu turquin marble best; moder n marbleize d base top: eighty three. five cm (31 % in. ) Width: 129. five c m (5 1 in. ) intensity: fifty two cm (20! / 2 in. ) 88. DF. 118 104 DECORATIV E paintings S The desig n of this console stick with s a drawing, date d 1766 , signe d via the architec t Victor Louis, made fo r Stanislaus-August Poniatowski, family members g of Poland. That desk was once brought to the Roya l Palace in Warsaw in 1769 . It s current whereabouts are unknown. furnishings made entirel y of steel is unusual, and ver y few items exist this present day. This console, achieved within the massiv e early Neoclassical variety, was once in all probability made through Pierre Deumier, a employee in nice metals who used to be registered as a locksmith. H e marketed, in a French newspaper of 1763, a desk whose description closel y suits this console. among 176 6 and 1768 , he supplied works to the worth of 25,714 livres for th e Polis h court docket a t Warsaw. eighty two Mante l Cloc ok French (Paris) ; circ a 1772 Case attributed t o Etienn e Martincourt (die d afte r 1791 ; grasp 1762) . Clock dial signed CHARLES L E ROY/A PARI S and movemen t engrave d Chles LeRoy AParis for the worksho p of Charles L e Roy (1709-1771; grasp 1733) , which used to be taken over after hello s demise b y his son Etienne-Augustin L e Roy (1737_1792; grasp 1758) .

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