Table

Object Details

Title:

Table

Artist/Maker(s):

Attributed to André-Charles Boulle (French, 1642 - 1732, master before 1666)

Culture:

French

Place(s):

France (Place created)

Date:

about 1680 - 1690

Medium:

Oak, spruce, alder, and mahogany veneered with brass, pewter, tortoiseshell, bone, horn, ivory, ebony, and stained and natural woods; brass, bronze, and gilt-bronze mounts

Dimensions:

81.9 x 116.5 x 66 cm (32 1/4 x 45 7/8 x 26 in.)

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Because the recessed top of this table is removable, the table may also have been used as a stand for a cabinet. With naturalistic flowers and birds, the table's wood marquetry is of extremely high quality and was probably made by the royal cabinetmaker André-Charles Boulle. The table's design and the combination of marquetry made of wood and marquetry in tortoiseshell, pewter, brass, and ebony point to Boulle's particular specialties. The design of the table's border is the same as that on two jewel coffers made by Boulle, also in the Getty Museum.

Exhibitions
Louis XIV at the Getty (June 9, 2015 to July 31, 2016)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), June 9, 2015 to July 31, 2016