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Two Coffers on Stands:B: Contrepartie marquetry
Two Coffers on Stands:B: Contrepartie marquetry
A marquetry pattern known as contrepartie, in which a pattern in tortoiseshell is set on a background of pewter and brass, decorates one of the caskets.


Attributed to André-Charles Boulle
French, Paris, about 1684 - 1689
Walnut veneered with brass, pewter, tortoiseshell, and ebony; gilt bronze mounts

82.DA.109