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Pair of Gueridons
Attributed to André-Charles Boulle (French, 1642 - 1732, master before 1666)
Oak veneered with ebony, tortoise shell, blue painted horn, brass, and pewter, and set with gilt bronze mounts
Standing on either side of a table or cabinet with matching ebony, tortoiseshell, pewter, and brass decoration, these stands, known as gueridons or
The 1777 sales catalogue of the French politician and
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Beurdeley, Michel. Trois siècles des ventes publiques (Fribourg, 1988), p. 53.
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. 216-25, no. 21.