The J. Paul Getty Museum

Paneling

Object Details

Title:

Paneling

Artists/Makers:

Jacques Gaultier (French, active first half of the 18th century)

and after designs of Armand-Claude Mollet (French, 1650 - 1742)

Culture:

French

Place:

Paris, France (Place Created)

Date:

1725–1726; 20th century additions

Medium:

Painted and gilded wood; brèche d'Alep mantlepiece; modern mirrored glass

Object Number:

71.DH.118

Dimensions:

396.2 × 815.3 × 670.6 cm (156 × 321 × 264 in.)

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Object Description

Carved, painted, and gilded wood paneling (boiserie) formed the main decoration of walls in important eighteenth-century rooms. This room was originally used as a bedroom or large cabinet in a private Parisian home at number 18 place Vendôme. In its original state, half of the room was paneled: the pier-glass, the window surrounds, and the fireplace wall. The back wall, where the bed was placed, was hung with fabric.

Not all of the paneling from this room has survived, but the present installation approximates the room's original configuration. Additional modern panels, discernible by their lack of gilding, replace the lost elements. The floor, though old, is not contemporary with the room.

Provenance
Provenance
1725 or 1726 - 1733

Guillaume Cressart, French, (Chambre à coucher, Hôtel Cressart, currently 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to Louis Auguste Duché des Tournelles, who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1733.

1733 - 1738

Louis Auguste Duché des Tournelles, French, died 1738 (Chambre à coucher, Hôtel Cressart, currently 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), by inheritance to his brother, Jean Baptiste Duché, who inherited the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1738.

1738 - after 1743

Jean Baptiste Duché, French, (Chambre à coucher, Hôtel Cressart, currently 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), by inheritance to his daughter, Elizabeth Louis Duché, who inherited the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, after 1743.

after 1743 - 1754

Elisabeth Louis Duché, French, 1712 - 1754 (Chambre à coucher, Hôtel Cressart, currently 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), upon her death, held in trust by the estate as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1754.

1754 - 1769

Heirs of Elisabeth Louis Duché, French, 1712 - 1754 (Chambre à coucher, Hôtel Cressart, currently 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), by inheritance to her daughter, Elisabeth Louise Adélaïde de Scépeaux, who inherited the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1769.

1769 - 1774

Elisabeth Louise Adélaïde de Scépeaux, French, 1741 - 1801 (Chambre à coucher, Hôtel Cressart, currently 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to Jean Louis Millon d'Inval, who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1774.

1774 - 1794 or 1795

Jean Louis Millon d'Inval, French, 1740 - 1812 (Chambre à coucher, Hôtel Cressart, currently 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France) and Antoinette Marie Bureau de Seraudey, French, 1753 - 1836, upon their separation, retained by Antoinette Marie Bureau de Seraudey as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1794 or 1795.

1794 or 1795 - 1836

Antoinette Marie Bureau de Seraudey, French, 1753 - 1836 (Chambre à coucher, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), upon her death, held in trust by the estate as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1836.

1836

Heirs of Antoinette Marie Bureau de Seraudey, French, 1753 - 1836 (Chambre à coucher, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to Sophie Dawes, who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1836.

1836 - 1840

Sophie Dawes, baroness de Feuchères, British, 1795 - 1840 (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France ), upon her death, held in trust by the estate as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1840.

1840 - 1842

Heirs of Sophie Dawes, baroness de Feuchères, British, 1795 - 1840 (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France ), sold to Maria del Carmen Victoire Moreno, who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1842.

1842 - 1865

Maria del Carmen Victoire Moreno, marquise de Las Marismas del Guadalquivir, Spanish, 1788 - 1867 (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to Laurent Louis Mouton, who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1865.

1865 - 1868

Laurent Louis Mouton, French, died 1868 (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), upon his death, held in trust by the estate as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1868.

1868 - 1870

Heirs of Laurent Louis Mouton, French, died 1868 (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to Contant André Say and Jeanne Marie Emilie Wey, who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1870.

1870 - 1871

Constant André Say, French, 1816 - 1871 (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France) and Jeanne Marie Emilie Wey, French, 1824 - 1872, upon Constant André Say's death, held in trust by the estate as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1871.

1871 - 1872

Heirs of Constant André Say, French, 1816 - 1871 (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), by inheritance to his son, Henry Say, who inherited the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1872.

1872 - 1891

Henry Say, French, 1855 - 1899 (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to Société Anonyme Le Credit, who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1891.

1891 - 1896

Société Anonyme Le Credit (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to Alexandre Brémond de Verragande, who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1896.

1896 - 1897

Alexandre Brémond de Verragande (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to Victor Klotz, who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1897.

1897 - 1905

Victor Klotz, French, 1836 - 1906 (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to Victor Klotz et Cie, who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1905.

1905 - 1931

Victor Klotz et Cie (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to Westminster Foreign Bank, Ltd., who purchased the paneling as part of Hôtel Cressart, 1931.

1931 - 1936

Westminster Foreign Bank, Ltd. (Salon, Hôtel Cressart, 18 place Vendôme, Paris, France), sold to André Carlhian, 1936.

1936 - 1939

André Carlhian, French, 1883 - 1967 (Avenue Kléber, Paris, France), placed on consignment with Duveen Brothers, Inc., 1939.
Source: Correspondence and papers regarding [...] dealers [...], 1910-1965, Duveen Bros. Records, GRI, 960015, b.356, f.1&2; Decorative arts, 1898-c. 1960: Interiors, b.537-49; Photographs: Duveen Brothers, New York, Duveen Stock Docs., GRI, 2007.D.1, b.673-74.

1939 - 1959

On consignment with Duveen Brothers, Inc. (720 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York), placed on consignment with French and Company, Inc., 1959.
Source: Correspondence and papers regarding [...] dealers [...], 1910-1965, Duveen Bros. Records, GRI, 960015, b.356, f.1&2; Decorative arts, 1898-c. 1960: Interiors, b.537-49; Photographs: Duveen Brothers, New York, Duveen Stock Docs., GRI, 2007.D.1, b.673-74.

1959 -

On consignment with French and Company, Inc. (Morgan & Manhattan Warehouse, New York, New York)

- 1971

R. & M. Carlhian (New York, New York), sold through French and Company to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1971.

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Education Resources
Education Resources

Education Resource

Subjects

Grades

Format

Chairs, Rooms, and Time Travel

Lesson in which students compare two chairs from different eras and create an artwork inspired by a video installation made by a 21st-century artist.

Visual Arts; English–Language Arts

3-5; 6-8

Three/Five-Part Lesson

The Function of Furniture

In this lesson students learn about and discuss decorative arts objects and their functions.

Visual Arts; English–Language Arts; ESL (English as a Second Language)

Adult Learners

Single Class Lesson