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Jewel coffer on stand (petit coffre à bijoux)

Maker: Coffer attributed to Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Factory: Porcelain plaques by Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator: Eight plaques decorated by Jean-Jacques Pierre the Younger (French, active 1763–1800)
Decorator: One plaque decorated by Michel-Gabriel Commelin (French, 1746–1802)
Date: ca. 1770
Culture: French, Paris and Sèvres
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, stained sycamore, holly, and ebonized holly; thirteen soft-paste porcelain plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; velvet (not original)
Dimensions: 37 1/2 x 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (95.3 x 55.2 x 36.8cm)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number: 58.75.41

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