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Furniture Depicting the Four Continents

Tapestry upholstery: Beauvais

Maker: Workshop of de Menou (French, active 1780–93)
Artist: After a composition by Jean Jacques François Le Barbier (French, Rouen 1738–1826 Paris)
Patron: Commissioned for Louis XVI, King of France (French, Versailles 1754–1793 Paris)
Date: designed ca. 1786, woven 1790–91; on second half 19th century frames
Culture: French, Beauvais
Medium: Carved and gilded wood; wool, silk
Dimensions: Each 42-1/4 x 75-3/8 x 28 in. (107.3 x 191.5 x 71.1 cm)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Claus von Bülow Gift, 1978
Accession Number: 1978.404.6a–c

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