painted and gilded by Louis-François Chatard (ca. 1749–1819)
Carved, painted and gilded walnut; modern cotton twill embroidered in silk
H. 39 x W. 27-1/4 x D. 25-1/4 in. (99.1 x 69.2 x 64.1 cm)
Gift of Ann Payne Blumenthal, 1941
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 546
Made for Marie-Antoinette’s dressing room at the château de Saint Cloud. The queen’s initials are carved on the top rail.
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France , Cabinet de Toilette, Palace of Saint-Cloud, France (by 1788) ; Marquis de Casaux (until 1923; sale, Hôtel Drout, Paris, December 21, 1923, No. A) ; George and Florence Blumenthal (from 1923) ; Ann Payne Blumenthal (until 1941; to MMA)