Sir Robert Henry Edward Abdy, fifth baronet, English, 1896 - 1976 (London, England)
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Music Stand (Pupitre)
Attributed to Martin Carlin (French, born Germany, about 1730 - 1785, master 1766)
Paris, France (Place Created)
Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth (or purple heart), holly and fruitwood, and incised with colored mastics; gilt bronze mounts
148.6 × 50.2 × 36.5 cm (58 1/2 × 19 3/4 × 14 3/8 in.)
Designed to hold sheets of music at an angle, the rectangular music rest can be raised or lowered for a standing or seated musician.
The extending arms hold candles to illuminate the sheet music for evening concerts or dances. Around the third decade of the 1700s, French designers and cabinetmakers developed new, highly specific forms of furniture to meet the needs of their