Technical Study and Research

The Conservation and Curatorial departments are currently working on the technical study of two French objects in The Frick Collection: Dressoir with Harpy Supports, Terms, and Strapwork Reliefs and the bronze sculpture Angel by Jean Barbet.

Analysis and research are being carried out to help us understand the method of fabrication, surface treatment, and previous conservation, as well as assist with dating the works. These types of studies are a collaborative effort between scholars, curators, scientists, and conservators.

  • intricately carved wooden chest with figures and curved elements
    Dressoir with Harpy Supports, Terms, and Strapwork Reliefs
    French, 16th century
    Walnut and pine
    63 x 69 5/8 in. (160 x 176.9 cm)
    Henry Clay Frick Bequest, 1916.5.86
  • bronze figural sculpture of an angel with wings
    Jean Barbet (active 1475–d. 1514)
    46 11/16 in. (118.6 cm)
    Purchased by The Frick Collection, 1943.2.82



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