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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 - present)
Paris, France (Place created)
about 1675 - 1680
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 x 66 x 43.2 cm (16 1/2 x 26 x 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