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Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S106
Pair of Corner Cupboards
Paris, France (Place created)
about 1750 - 1755
Oak veneered with amaranth, stained sycamore, boxwood, and rosewood; gilt-bronze mounts; breche d'Alep top
An ébénisteused various brilliantly colored exotic woods and stained native woods to create the floral
Oeben used the grain of the wood to create the effect of movement in a leaf or a petal. Tulips, carnations, roses, lilies, and daffodils are recognizable in his
Laurence Currie (London, England)
Private Collection (Berlin, Germany) [sold, Hugo Helbing Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, June 23, 1936, nos. 260-261]
Private Collection (Germany) [sold, Lempertz Gallery, Cologne, March 11, 1938, no. 217]
Private Collection (New York City, New York) [sold, Parke-Bernet, New York, October 21-22, 1955, lot 358]
Dalva Brothers, Inc. (New York City, New York)
Philip R. Consolo (Miami, Florida)
Possibly Private Collection (California)
1966 - 1972
Frank Partridge & Sons, Ltd., English, founded 1902 (London, England)
French and Company, Inc., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1972.
Paris: Life & Luxury (April 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012) (4)
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September 18, 2011 to January 2, 2012