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Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S108
Attributed to André-Charles Boulle (French, 1642 - 1732, master before 1666)
and perhaps Royal Factory of Furniture to the Crown at the Gobelins Manufactory (French, founded 1662)
Paris, France (Place Created)
White oak veneered with amaranth, barberry, bloodwood, natural and stained boxwood, cedar, cherry, holly, green-stained hornbeam, mahogany, padouk, natural and stained maple, walnut, yew, and an unidentified wood; horn and pewter; fittings of steel
41.9 × 66 × 43.2 cm (16 1/2 × 26 × 17 in.)
This box would have provided a useful and decorative storage place in a formal bedroom. Its shape and size copy Japanese
Scholars believe that it was probably made in the workshop of André-Charles Boulle, a craftsman known for his elaborate