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Pair of overmirrors

Artist:
After a model by Philippe Laurent Roland (French, Pont-à-Marc 1746–1816 Paris)
Maker:
Probably carved by Daniel Aubert
Date:
ca. 1777
Culture:
French
Medium:
Oak, painted and gilded
Dimensions:
Overall (each): 23 1/8 × 47 5/8 in. (58.7 × 121 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number:
07.225.17a, b
Not on view
These panels originally functioned as overmirrors, facing each other in the billiards room of the Château de Bagatelle, built for the comte d'Artois (the future king Charles X) in 1777 (see 07.225.18 for the overdoor of the entrance portal of Bagatelle). The eagles may refer to Artois's military honors: he was Colonel General of the Swiss Guards and Grand Master of the Artillery.
Comte d'Artois, later Charles X of France ; Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
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