Designer: Designed by Henri-Jules-Ferdinand Bellery-Desfontaines (French, Paris 1867–1910)

Maker: Possibly made by Gagnant

Maker: Possibly carved by Léon-Albert Jallot (born 1874)

Factory director: Tapestry covers possibly by Antoine Jorrand , Aubusson

Date: ca. 1905

Culture: French, Paris

Medium: Walnut, brass, copper, and cotton, wool, and silk tapestry

Dimensions: 56 1/2 x 23 3/8 x 26 in. (143.5 x 59.4 x 66.0 cm)

Classification: Woodwork-Furniture

Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1990

Accession Number: 1990.213


This is one of several pieces made for a Parisian doctor by the name of Tissier. The tapestry covers were most likely executed at the Aubusson factory of Antoine Jorrand after Bellery-Desfontaine's designs.