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Jean-François Oeben (1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63Accession Number: 1982.60.61
David Roentgen (German, Herrnhag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Date: ca. 1775–79 with later alterationsAccession Number: 1982.60.81
Date: 17th centuryAccession Number: 1982.60.79
Luis Egidio Meléndez (or Menéndez) (Spanish, Naples 1716–1780 Madrid)
Date: ca. 1772Accession Number: 1982.60.39
Date: ca. 1740–45Accession Number: 1982.60.255
Clockmaker: Étienne I Le Noir (1675–1739)
Date: ca. 1735–40Accession Number: 1982.60.84
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French eighteenth-century furniture, paintings, clocks, and decorative objects are exhibited in a period setting in the Jack and Belle Linsky Galleries. Among the furniture is a commode with elaborate gilt-bronze mounts by Charles Cressent, and another, formerly at Versailles, by David Roentgen. Important also is Jean-François Oeben's mechanical table with its pieced legs made for Madame de Pompadour. Extremely rare is the Rococo cartel, or wall, clock with its Chantilly porcelain case of about 1735–40 and a harlequin family group made at the Villeroy porcelain manufactory. The gallery also includes a seventeenth-century Persian carpet known as a Polonaise rug and paintings by François Boucher and by Jean-Marc Nattier, and the Museum's only work by the still life painter Luis Egidio Melendez.
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