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Conservator as Detective, with Joseph Godla, Conservator, The Frick Collection, was presented on Friday, May 7, 2010.

Focusing on a single sixteenth-century French dressoir, a sideboard for storing china and glassware, participants learned how Conservator Joseph Godla discovers, analyzes, and interprets physical evidence — clues that enable him to evaluate the authenticity of objects.

intricately carved wooden chest with carved figures and scrolls

Dressoir with Harpy Supports, Terms, and Strapwork Reliefs
French, 16th century
Walnut and pine
63 x 69 5/8 in. (160.02 x 176.85 cm)
Henry Clay Frick Bequest, 1916.5.86