VT Tab West Vestibule Information
Decorative Art in the West Vestibule
Two Fauteuils with Tapestry Covers Showing Bouquets of Flowers or Fruit, frames c. 1725/45, covers c. 1740/70. French or Netherlandish. Purchased 1910.
Workshop of André-Charles Boulle, 1642–1732. French. Commode with Trellis Parquetry, c. 1710. Purchased 1915. The expressive masks mounted on the drawers and forecorners, apparently unique, may have been modeled by a sculptor to the king.
Balthazar Martinot II, 1636–1714; case attributed to André-Charles Boulle, 1642–1732. Marquetry-Veneered Tête de Poupée Clock, 1680–90. French. Bequest of Winthrop Kellogg Edey, 1999. The dial of this clock is engraved with the clockmaker’s signature.
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