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Firm of Ferdinand Duvinage, Paris, France
ca. 1880
French, Paris
Ivory, various woods, engraved brass, green and red filler, on laminated wood, gilt metal frame
Overall: 11 × 8 1/2 × 1/4 in. (27.9 × 21.6 × 0.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1995
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
The firm of Duvinage specialized in finely worked marquetry in the Japanese taste. In 1877 Ferdinand Duvinage's widow obtained a patent for this type of decoration, which combined wood marquetry with metal cloissoné on an ivory ground.
[ Martin Levy, H. Blairman and Sons, Ltd. , London, until 1995; sold to MMA ]
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