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To fit the base of the diamond-shaped mounts which hung from the edge of the top drawer, Joubert made V-shaped incisions along the top of the bottom drawer front -- an unneccessary but intricate detail to show his skill as a cabinetmaker.


Gilles Joubert
French, Paris, 1769
Oak veneered with kingwood, tulipwood, holly, satiné (bloodwood), and ebony; gilt bronze mounts; sarrancolin des Pyrenées marble top
3 ft. 13/16 in. x 5 ft. 11 1/4 in. x 2 ft. 3 in.
55.DA.5