Jewel coffer on stand (petit coffre à bijoux)

Coffer attributed to Martin Carlin French
Porcelain plaques by Sèvres Manufactory French
Plaque decoration attributed to Michel-Gabriel Commelin French

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Nine nearly identical coffers on stands are known (three in the Museum's collection) that are either stamped or attributed to Marin Carlin. Working in Paris, this successful German cabinet maker specialized in making small and elegant pieces for a fashionable and distinguished clientele. Between 1765 and 1778, Carlin made some eighty pieces of porcelain-mounted furniture.

Jewel coffer on stand (petit coffre à bijoux), Coffer attributed to Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris), Oak veneered with tulipwood, sycamore, holly, and ebonized holly; thirteen soft-paste porcelain plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; velvet (not original), French, Paris and Sèvres

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