Supplied to the fourth Duke of Beaufort (1709-1756), the set of japanned furniture for the Chinese Bedroom at Badminton House, Gloucestershire, included a bed, eight armchairs, two pairs of standing shelves, and a dressing commode.
Duke(s) of Beaufort , Badminton House, Gloucestershire (ca. 1753/4–1921) ; [sale, Christie's, London , June 30, 1921, lot 50 (or 51), to Partridge] ; [ Frank Partridge , in 1921] ; Irwin Untermyer (by 1958–64; to MMA)
Artist: Jean Henri Riesener (French, Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia 1734–1806 Paris)Date: ca. 1790Medium: Oak, pine, mahogany, and mahogany veneer; gilt-bronze mounts; Carrara marble top and shelfAccession: 1977.102.8On view in:Gallery 527