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Wall Bracket

Object Details

Title:

Wall Bracket

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

French

Place:

France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1715–1720

Medium:

Gilded oak

Object Number:

84.DH.86

Dimensions:

45.7 × 85.1 × 21.6 cm (18 × 33 1/2 × 8 1/2 in.)

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Object Description

Elaborately carved brackets commonly hung in pairs in the grander houses of Paris to support decorative objects such as Chinese or Japanese porcelain vases. Although scholars have not identified the carver of this piece, he would have been an accomplished menuisierwho could have also made tables, chairs, and wooden paneling.

Provenance
Provenance
-

Private Collection (New York, New York)

- 1984

Matthew Schutz, Ltd. (New York, New York), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Bibliography
Bibliography

"Acquisitions/1984." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 13 (1985), p. 177, no. 49.

Sassoon, Adrian, and Gillian Wilson. Decorative Arts: A Handbook of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986), p. 50, no. 109.

Bremer-David, Charissa, et al. Decorative Arts: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993), p. 73, no. 108.

Wilson, Gillian, and Catherine Hess. Summary Catalogue of European Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), p. 56, no. 107.

Wilson, Gillian, et al. French Furniture and Gilt Bronzes: Baroque and Régence: Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008), pp. 278-81, no. 30.