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Bed Alcove for the Duc d'Orléans, Palais Royal, Paris

Gilles-Marie Oppenordtca. 1720

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Alcove seen in elevation, with bed a la duchesse (no footboard and canopy supported from the celing) enclosed by a balustrade which supports two fluted and gilded composite columns.

Details

  • Title: Bed Alcove for the Duc d'Orléans, Palais Royal, Paris
  • Creator: Gilles-Marie Oppenord
  • Date Created: ca. 1720
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Pen and black ink, brush and gray, violet and rose wash on white laid paper
  • Provenance: From the collection of Leon Decloux; in his collection in 1906Artist and subject not identified by Decloux
  • Dimensions: 21.2 x 36 cm (8 3/8 x 14 3/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Pierre Verlet, The Eighteenth Century in France, Society, Decoration, Furniture

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