As a clock or vase mount, this nymph, her body terminating in an acanthus console, would have been primarily seen in profile. However, she is lovely from all sides and has a beautifully modeled back and a wonderful coiffure.
Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
Artist: André Charles Boulle (French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris)Date: ca. 1710–20Medium: Walnut veneered with ebony, marquetry of engraved brass and tortoiseshell, gilt-bronze mounts, verd antique marbleAccession: 1982.60.82On view in:Gallery 542