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Attributed to André-Charles Boulle
French, Paris, about 1680
Oak veneered with ebony, tortoiseshell, pewter, brass, ivory, horn, various stained and natural woods; gilt bronze mounts
H: 2 ft. 8 1/4 in. x W: 3 ft. 9 7/8 in. x D: 2 ft. 2 in.

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Because the recessed top of this table is removable, the table may also have been used as a stand for a cabinet. With naturalistic flowers and birds, the table's wood marquetry is of extremely high quality and was probably made by the royal cabinetmaker André-Charles Boulle. The table's design and the combination of marquetry made of wood and marquetry in tortoiseshell, pewter, brass, and ebony point to Boulle's particular specialties. The design of the table's border is the same as that on two jewel coffers made by Boulle, also in the Getty Museum.

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