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Bureau Plat

Object Details

Title:

Bureau Plat

Artist/Maker:

Attributed to the Workshops of Boulle fils (French)

Culture:

French

Place:

Paris, France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1735

Medium:

Oak and fir veneered with an unidentified wood; drawers of oak and a second unidentified wood; gilt-bronze mounts; modern leather top

Object Number:

55.DA.3

Dimensions:

81 × 193.7 × 95.2 cm (31 7/8 × 76 1/4 × 37 1/2 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
late 1800s

F.F. Uthemann, died 1899 (St. Petersburg, Russia)

-

Sir Robert Henry Edward Abdy, fifth baronet, English, 1896 - 1976 (London, England)

- 1952

Lady Edith Chester Beatty, American, 1890 ? - 1952 and Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, American, 1875 - 1968 (London, England), retained by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty after Lady Edith's death, 1952.

1952 - 1955

Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, American, 1875 - 1968 (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1955.

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