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Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S108
Attributed to Jules Degoullons (French, about 1671 - 1738)
Paris, France (Place created)
Oak, carved, painted and gilded
305 cm (120 1/16 in.)
Created around 1719, these wall panels once covered the walls of the library in a private Parisian hôtel particulier (townhouse) at number 7 place Vendôme, although in what form or arrangement remains unknown. The series of fourteen paneled doors originally opened to reveal bookshelves behind. The hôtel was built between 1704 and 1707 for a wealthy
When acquired by the Getty Museum, all but two of the panels had been stripped of their original paint and
The oval frame above the mantelpiece originally contained a