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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: Plaque decoration attributed to Michel-Gabriel Commelin (French, 1746–1802)
Date: ca. 1775
Culture: French, Paris and Sèvres
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, sycamore, holly, and ebonized holly; thirteen soft-paste porcelain plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; velvet (not original)
Dimensions: 37 1/2 × 21 3/4 × 14 1/2 in. (95.3 × 55.2 × 36.8 cm)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number: 58.75.42

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