Jewel coffer on stand (petit coffre à bijoux)

Attributed to Martin Carlin French
Porcelain plaques by Sèvres Manufactory French

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Marie-Antoinette (1755–1793) received a jewel coffer on stand by Martin Carlin in 1770, the year of her marriage to the future Louis XVI (1754–1793), which was probably the prototype of the eight other examples known. Madame Du Barry (1743–1793) ordered one the same year, and others were in the possession of Louis-Joseph de Bourbon, prince de Condé (1736–1818), and Marie Louise Josephine de Savoie, comtesse de Provence (1753–1810). One of the few coffers with blue borders belonged tot he Louise-Jeanne de Durfort de Duras, duchesse de Mazarin (1735–1781), which was sold after her death.

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

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