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Pair of Firedogs
Attributed to Charles Cressent (French, 1685 - 1768, master 1719)
Paris, France (Place created)
Designed to hold logs,
To earn money to pay fines and mounting debts, the ébéniste Charles Cressent was forced to sell these firedogs, which he made, along with the contents of his house and workshop at auction in 1757. In the entry in the sale catalogue for number 163, he proudly described these pieces in the following words:
[A pair of] firedogs which represent two